日本 day7 | Mt. Shosha (書写) hiking almost made me into a mountainman

January 2 I was told that Himeji (姫路市) would be incomplete without a hike to the temple complex of Shoshazan Engyō-ji (書寫山圓教寺) atop Mt. Shosha (書写).  A bus ride and a ropeway got me up to the top of the mountain where a good chunk of The Last Samurai was shot.  Being there on the Read More …

Artifacts of the Schooldays: a new running blog category

So, after all of the recent digging around in my bedroom, I have come across many cool artifacts that I had never thought I would run into again.  Many of them were found stuffed into drawers with little concern for returning to them.  (We all know that feeling of stuffing items into a place just Read More …