This is a praying mantis (kamakiri in Japanese). Me and Spencer, who's from Helena, found him outside. Kurihara-san, one of the guys who works at the dorm, said that it's still a kid, but it's already friggin' huge! I'd love to see an adult one.
Lulz November 11th 2008 So I haven't updated in ages, but that's alright. That means I've been busy, and being busy is much better than being bored. Also, please forgive any bad English in this and future entries - I'm focusing so much on Japanese that I'm forgetting English little by little.
Things have been going pretty damn well here in Japan. My classes are difficult, but I'm learning a lot in a rather quick manne ... read more
Asia » Japan » Kumamoto » Kumamoto In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
Going to Japan is a fun idea. Lots of places to vacation, lots of historical and cultural things to see, ya? Well, I am going to be here for eleven months, which means I get to see all of it, experience all of it. Hopefully I will have time and energy enough to keep this thing updated on a quasi-regular basis so check back every few days for new entries!... full info