Japanese Travel Sites, Apps, and Magazines

Each edition of d design travel is devoted to a prefecture. The print edition is know for its beautiful covers, and to me anyway, its awesomely formal side by side English translations of the Japanese text. i.e. this one’s from the bilingual app  description of the store Mitate: “The culmination of Setsuko Yamada’s work in directing Japanese and Tokyo […]

Helpful! Travel Sites.

I don’t usually do helpful content.  It’s not my thing: helpful.  Now, if you’re looking for lightly edited anecdotes about one woman’s opinion on Japanese dog hair arrangement magazines at the supermarket–and who isn’t?– I’m your blog. If you want to read about one woman’s general ennui and specific troubled incidents with bicycle ownership and parking […]

I Found This in the Garbage

I know I really shouldn’t have, but I just wanted to try it out. And then it turned out to be a pretty awesome ride-with lots of room for groceries and a really trusting skinny hipped friend with a weak neck, if I can find one of those.  I found it on Tuesday and I […]

Drug’s Store

I took a flight down to Tokyo from Hokkaido, fucking 4,900 yen like $50. Thank you new Asian low cost carriers, specifically  Air  “Now Everyone Can Fly” Asia! I got there early and here’s something I saw in the airport: a toddler on the ground licking the place where the carpet and the floor length […]

See Yourself Changed Drastically

I’m moving out of my dorm, because it’s nearing the end of the snowboarding season, and the restaurant finally closed (thank you gods) but I’m not sure where I’m moving to next, yet.  Because of that, I’ve been trying not to stop packing to read things, but sometimes you can’t help it, a lot of […]