Category Archives: Japan Journals

Japan Journal 3: Beauty at Hakone

Mono no Aware I think the thing that most demonstrated¬†mono no aware was the really zen mood going on when we were all in the¬†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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