It’s hot, isn’t it? 暑いですね。

This week Sapporo experienced its highest temperature this year. Last Tuesday the temperature reached 30°C+.... While it was very hot and humid for most people in this prefecture, it is something to be grateful about because the rest of Japan is actually suffering from intense heat these days. 😦 Today though, in Sapporo, the temperature … Continue reading It’s hot, isn’t it? 暑いですね。

People Encounter

We went to Shakotan Peninsula the other day. On our way home, the bus stopped at Bikuni Port. I was able to talk with two older people: (1) An old lady who lives in Bikuni all her life, and (2) an 88-year old man from Chiba-ken. My husband and I were walking along the port … Continue reading People Encounter

Field Notes on My Fukushima Visit

Sometimes in life, it will bring you to a place you've never dreamed of visiting. And somehow, some way it changed you. People outside Japan might view Fukushima in a devastated state, with ruins that cannot be mended (at least not effortlessly). I remember hearing a story during my first day in Fukushima about some … Continue reading Field Notes on My Fukushima Visit

Sapporo Food Finds (2)

I hope my Sapporo Food Finds (1) helped you. Here's my top 3 for this week: 1) Lunch at Cugurido In Sapporo Chikagai (between Sapporo and Odori) there's a building called Akarenga Terrace. In the third floor, you'll find different restaurants (ramen, sushi, etc.) We tried one restaurant called Cugurido for our lunch. The place … Continue reading Sapporo Food Finds (2)