The non-profit organization Mottainai Japan’s motto is, “In the spirit of mottainai, we continually give back to society,” The policy of selfishly wasting your enemies’ petroleum to keep up an alienated consumer lifestyle to profit global capital is over. Getting back to nature is in, and looking to Japan’s culture of Mottainai shows the way!
A whole pile of new concepts and products have entered Japan since its days after WWII. A few I noticed: Dieting: Lots of junk food is sold to make you fat, then dieting products and gyms are sold back to you. Weddings: White weddings are all the rage and are expensive so keep the economy … Continue reading A Few Imported Artificial Necessities In Japan
I’ve been putting together the myriad film clips I took in Japan and doing something with them. Learning curve for moi, reluctant Luddite, has been high, but I never give up! Hey, I can develop silver gelatin prints in a darkroom; digital, not so much. So enjoy Looking: Random Jumble Film No. 1 of Osaka, … Continue reading Looking: Random Jumble Film No. 1 of Osaka, Japan
The wonderful world of Japanese onsen hot springs fo health and relaxation.
Well, the karmic payback for whatever I did in my past life continues as I wait out Covid-19 here in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. unable to return to Japan. So, I will fantasize and keep the memories alive. This blog post started out as a Top 10 reasons why I miss living in Japan, but I … Continue reading Things I Miss About Living in Japan #No. 1 – Subways and Trains
My last day in Osaka, October 30, 2019, and Ueda-san gifted me some "Hapis," and a nice bottle of sake! It has been 16 months since my last adjustment at Yoshiyasu Ueda's Reflex Chiropractic and Acupuncture office in Shinmachi, Osaka, Japan. Since being back home in Florida, USA under mostly sedentary Covid conditions, I can’t … Continue reading My Japanese Chiropractor in Osaka Part III, or, The Memoir of My Body
On the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, the Christian faith in America is examined through the lens of the Catholic Church that was bombed 500 ft. from the hypocenter.
Antique Fuji in Nishinomiya is a treasure hunt through old Japan.
The Shiatsu 指圧 massage with Mizukami in Osaka is the best massage anywhere in the world,
It's nothing short of a miracle. I can speak Japanese. At least broken Japanese, spewing out a lot of basic verbs and nouns to get the message across (mostly) or ask directions, put a friend in a cab to the Kansai Airport, direct a cab driver to my apartment or tell him when he's at … Continue reading I’m Speaking Japanese! I Really Think So!