Posted on October 26, 2014

Japan 2014: Hiraizumi

Japan 2014: Hiraizumi

Has it really been almost 5 months since I woke up in Naruko Onsen after two peaceful nights and set off on the next part of my adventure? Time flies, doesn’t it? I really must get a wriggle on and finish sharing all these stories! So, it was 29th May and, after a delicious breakfast … Continue reading

Book Review: The Roads to Sata by Alan Booth

Book Review: The Roads to Sata by Alan Booth

Having recently devoured Lesley Downer’s On the Narrrow Road to the Deep North someone, and I’m afraid I can’t remember who (but I owe them thanks!) recommended I read The Roads to Sata by Alan Booth. Published in 1985, The Roads to Sata is the story of Alan Booth’s epic 2000 mile walk through Japan, from Cape … Continue reading

Word of the Week: やだ

Word of the Week: やだ

It’s time for Word of the Week again! Last time we looked at a Japanese word or phrase beginning with ‘mo’ (も), focussing on もったいない (mottainai), which means ‘wasteful’. This week I’m looking for a word or phrase beginning with ‘ya’ (や). A big thank you for the few suggestions I received this week: Japan Australia suggested ‘yabai’ (やばい), an … Continue reading