Monthly Archives: May 2014

Japan Journal 3: Beauty at Hakone

Mono no Aware I think the thing that most demonstratedĀ mono no aware was the really zen mood going on when we were all in theĀ onsen at Hakone. Nudity there meant something completely different than even partial nudity in locker rooms … Continue reading

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Japan Journal 2: Beauty and Adjustment

So we’ve been here about three days, and a lot of things have taken a little getting used to. For instance, this keyboard in the IES Center. Its default is katakana, which I know nothing about. I learned two symbols … Continue reading

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Japan Journal 1: What am I doing; I feel under-qualified?

[Can you put semicolons in a question? Well, new rules for English.] So these journals are going to be specifically for the study abroad program I’m doing in Japan about ideas of mental, physical, and environmental wellness. Why did you … Continue reading

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