Category : japan


  • Mont-Bell Sea To Summit in Hokkaido

    Posted on : 2013-07-23

    During the week-end of June 23th I could participate to the Sea To Summit race in Hokkaido organized by Mont-Bell. A Sea to Summit race by MontBell is a multi-sport event combining kayak then bicycl...

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  • Ecotourism in Tottori and more

    Posted on : 2013-07-06

    I have not blogged about anything else than my sporty adventures for a long time (but I have been uploading stuff on Instagram or Google+ regularly if you are interested) so this time I am going to ta...

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  • What I've been up to!

    Posted on : 2013-05-06

    Latest blog entry is from August last year. Better to compile here some stuff before I forgot about it (I will read this blog when I'll be 80y.o, if there will be still a trace of it somewhere that sa...

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  • Kaike - Daisen Exciting Tour !

    Posted on : 2011-11-06

    Last week I was kindly invited by the Tourism and International Affair Division of the Western Tottori General Office Citizen's Bureau (yes, a long name:-).The purpose of this invitation was to partic...

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  • Volunteering in Ishinomaki

    Posted on : 2011-06-08

    Last week-end my wife and I joined Dan Castellano and some of his friends to do some volunteering in Ishinomaki with the NGO JEN. Ishinomaki is a port and one of the cities that have been the mos...

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  • Everyday Life in Japan 9 - A Japanese Summer

    Posted on : 2010-08-22

    Well it is more about *my* Japanese summer...How's your summer?Here it's probably my hottest summer since I've been living in Japan. It 's the first year the lack of AC is bit of a problem at home.I a...

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  • Learning to play Shamisen - 1

    Posted on : 2010-05-23

    How to play  Shamisen was something I wanted to learn even before I start to live in Japan. Well, it actually took some time, but today I had my first lesson! Yeah !!I am a guitar player (well, I...

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  • Asakusa Sanja Matsuri - Dog and Sake

    Posted on : 2010-05-19

    A quick post with : a cool dog : (I want one like this)And a video shot at arm's length : Japanese Tea Ceremony is well known all over the world. May I introduce you to to their Sake Ceremony :)

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  • Todorokikeikoku, A nice Oasis in Tokyo

    Posted on : 2010-05-15

    Looking for green in Tokyo ? Not difficult actually, there are many parcs and even with a bit of train you are quickly in the mountains. For example Takao San is about 1h from Shinjuku... I don't even...

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  • Everyday life in Japan 8

    Posted on : 2010-05-08

    I just realized that the last episode of "Everyday Life in Japan" was as far as December! As Homer Simpson would say : "D'oh!" Yep, time is flying!!So it is much time for my random mix of snapshots in...

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  • Kamakura

    Posted on : 2010-02-11

    I already covered the city previously but I've been there 2 times last week (it is only about 25mn from Yokohama) and took many photos again. The weather was really nice with a taste of spring....

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  • Ninja Trick House

    Posted on : 2009-12-26

    Completely forgot to upload these photos! I took them at the beginning of November during our trip in Nagano prefecture. We spent an afternoon in this Ninja village : even if it was a rather small pl...

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  • Everyday Life in Japan - 7

    Posted on : 2009-12-16

    No, I did not give up on this series of "Everyday Life in Japan". Last one was quite a while though, so the following is a collection of photos taken the last 2 months. As usual here, no real common...

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  • Tottori Prefecture

    Posted on : 2009-12-04

    Before the monkeys of Nagano, we were as you might know (if you read the blog or my twitter account;) in Tottori Ken. Tottori is the birth place of my wife so through the past years I have bee...

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  • Nagano Monkey Park

    Posted on : 2009-11-28

    I still have a log of photos from my holidays taken few weeks ago. Today let's go to Nagano prefecture. We stayed at a pension near the Myôkô-Kôgen station (about 15/20mn by car)....

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  • Traditional Wedding in Japan

    Posted on : 2009-11-08

    First I want to apologize for the last 15 days without any updates here. Thing is, my wife and I got our wedding ceremony the first of November. I talked about this already a little bit last year (if...

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  • Everyday Life in Japan - 6

    Posted on : 2009-10-08

    These photos were taken during August and at the beginning of September, this is a last taste of summer 2009 (right now (1:45 AM) we are in a middle of a typhoon, heavy rain ... worse forecast is expe...

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  • Silver week in Tottori

    Posted on : 2009-09-24

    I am currently enjoying the Silver Week in Tottori Ken. My only connection to the Internet is my iPhone one so even if I can use the tethering (non officially supported) function with my Mac to surf t...

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