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Celebrating 10 Years of Haikugirl’s Japan!

Celebrating 10 Years of Haikugirl’s Japan!

I know, I know, I’ve been super quiet lately and you probably think I’ve given up on Haikugirl’s Japan, but I’m still here! I’m a strong believer in not writing for the sake of it, and that’s why this year I made the conscious decision to only post when I actually had something to say. … Continue reading

Happy New Year from Haikugirl’s Japan!

Happy New Year from Haikugirl’s Japan!

Happy New Year! 明けましておめでとうございます。 So it’s 2017 already and I haven’t been around for a while. It’s been over a month since I blogged and I won’t lie, I feel a bit bad for that. I’ve been very busy over the last month. I spent nearly 3 weeks travelling in Indo-China, then it was Christmas … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O

Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O

I was going to post something longer this week, but this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge theme is ‘H2O‘ and that appealed to me, so here’s another photo blog! When I thought of H2O, I thought of rain, and I immediately thought of this photo I took in Nagoya in 2009: I remember sitting by the temple … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgia

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgia

This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge theme is ‘nostalgia‘. I wasn’t going to do another photo blog this week, but this theme was too good to resist. The word ‘nostalgia’ instantly makes me think of the Japanese word ‘natsukashii’ (懐かしい), which is one of those wonderful untranslatable words the Japanese language has so many of. It’s feeling … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Quest

Weekly Photo Challenge: Quest

This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge theme is ‘quest‘, which immediately made me think of a number of adventures I’ve had in Japan. Often, both whilst living there and during my other trips, I’ve felt like I am on some kind of quest or mission. Sometimes I’m searching for the perfect photo opportunity, sometimes I’m searching for … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mirror

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mirror

It’s been ages since I took part in WordPress’s Weekly Photo Challenge, so I thought this week I’d give it a go. This week the theme is ‘Mirror‘, which got me thinking about reflections. In Japan there are so many good opportunities for photos of reflections – here are just a few pictures I’ve taken … Continue reading

Haikugirl’s Japan: 2015 in Review

Haikugirl’s Japan: 2015 in Review

Welcome to 2016! It’s hard to believe 2015 is over already – it absolutely flew by! Haikugirl’s Japan has now been running for 8 years and 7 months, and I’ve written a total of 1,318 posts! In 2015 my blog was viewed about 180,000 times, and overall Haikugirl’s Japan has been viewed around 775,000 times! That’s quite mad, isn’t it? … Continue reading

Not a good day for technology…

Not a good day for technology…

Apologies for not posting the next instalment of Japan by Prefecture today, but it’s been a bit of a bad day for technology. Last night I switched off my PC and everything was fine. When I switched it on today I had an error message saying that the disk had failed. 😦 It seems to … Continue reading

Flickr problems…

Flickr problems…

[UPDATE: This Flickr problem appears to be fixed now.] There is currently a problem with Flickr which means a lot of the images here on Haikugirl’s Japan appear broken. It seems to be affecting older images (I think images pre-2010, but I’m not completely sure) and at the moment all recent images seem to be … Continue reading