Monthly Archives: November 2009

Studio Ghibli Museum in Tokyo

After visiting Hiroshima, we desperately needed a happy jump-start type day to bounce back.  Luckily, we had purchased tickets to the Studio Ghibli Museum in Tokyo and took the Shinkansen there two days ago. Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animation … Continue reading

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Double Review: Laputa – Castle in the Sky and Nausicaa and the Valley of the Wind

In final preparation for going to the Studio Ghibli Museum in Tokyo yesterday, I loaded my iPhone up with these two films to view in the bullet train to/from various points in Japan, hoping to get them viewed in time. … Continue reading

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Hiroshima

I’ve thought a lot before sitting down to write this entry.  It’s been a few days now and I think I can write about it as objectively as I possibly can. The day started out as so many this last … Continue reading

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Shinkansen to Tokyo

We’ve added another mode of transportation to our long list of conveyances:  Shinkansen.  That’s ‘bullet train’ for you Westerners.  It’s a wonderful experience to be zipping along at 200+ MPH, though it’s a little unnerving at first to see the … Continue reading

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The Nikki has Landed

Indi and I are happy to report that we have been joined for the next week+ by one of our best friends!  Nikki and her husband, Brad, took the road trip to California with us back in April and waved … Continue reading

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Double Review: Kiki’s Delivery Service / Howl’s Moving Castle

Kiki’s Delivery Service Another one of Indi’s favorites. I sat down prepared for a cute animated film and was not disappointed. I don’t think it carried near the heft that Totoro did as far as the story is concerned, as … Continue reading

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Winter is Coming

  You could probably say it’s already here, but we do still have some warm days in Osaka. Though money is getting tighter for us, we broke down and bought some winterized clothing, as the ol’ shorts and t-shirt routine … Continue reading

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