Bent like a rice stalk in the wind... June 16th 2008 I read somewhere that the perfect Japanese bow is one where you emulate a ‘rice stalk, bending in the wind’
I took a detour on the way home the other day, and managed to get a few pictures of my surroundings. You will see rice fields - plenty of those in the area - and also some of the hazards associated with driving in Japan.
I am talking about the one way- oops I meant 2 way ... read more
Asia » Japan » Shiga » Koka 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
I'm a gypsy at heart, but haven't had the opportunity to follow the wind until now.
I come from a diverse background:
My mum is Brazilian,
My dad is English,
My brother was born in Iran,
and I was born in Kenya.
We lived in Canada for a while before moving to Australia and now i've made the big move out to Japan - solo. I travelled a lot with them when I was younger, but this is my first solo overseas adventure.
This is something I always wanted to do, and now that I am actually doing it, I can hardly believe it.
I teach English as a second langua... full info