Archive for June, 2017

It’s the rainy season in Japan – the time for tsuyu (梅雨), or ‘plum rain.’ After having lived in Japan for over eleven years, I’ve finally gotten around to buying a proper pair of boots for the season so that I don’t have to spend day after day walking around in soaked shoes. I had […]


There was an enormous lightning storm the other night in Toyonaka so I jumped out onto my balcony to try to get a few pictures. Instead, the lightning confused the camera in my phone and all I got were a bunch of post-apocalyptic views of an alien prison planet. Welcome to the nightmare.