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  • Japan

    Sayonara, Kyoto!

    Welcome to Tachibana-san’s lovely garden home in Kyoto, Japan! She opened her doors to me when I was just 18 years old, inviting me to stay with her and her cat…

  • Japan

    I Heart Kobe

    I arrived at Kobe’s Sannomiya Station early morning feeling a bit under the weather. The streets were damp, my backpack hung heavily on my back, and the city wasn’t yet awake.…

  • Food Japan

    Tokyo cafes and zakka shops

    A final hello from Tokyo! I’m working on a graceful way to wrap up my Japan posts, which includes lovely photo memories of Kobe and Kyoto patiently waiting to be shared.…