Well! It's quite an accomplishment to wean myself off social media for the most part. It was even more life-changing to be off the internet and having no high-speed phone service for six days while at Venice Beach, Florida recently. I barely want to get on the computer these days, as being hooked up to … Continue reading The Teahouse of the August Moon Revisited
Osaka's historical roots is as a port city of trade, fishermen and merchants. One of the biggest festivals in honor of the patron deity of commerce, luck and fishing, Ebisu, is held annually on January 10 in the streets of Osaka with a giant parade and ritual activity as the locals wish for business success and prosperity in the New Year.
The awe of experiencing cherry blossoms in Japan during Sakura season is a spiritual experience.