Posts Tagged ‘Machikanewani’

Japanese manhole covers are surprisingly beautiful affairs; each city has its own unique design that reflects the city’s defining characteristics, and many of them are even painted in order to add to the general effect.  The manhole cover at the top of this post is from Takaoka and features the city’s famous coastal view of […]


I get a lot of questions from friends about my job here in Japan, and lots of requests for “descriptions of everyday life,” so here it goes. I’m currently working at Osaka University in the position of Gaikokujin Kyoshi (which is translated as “Visiting Foreign Lecturer”) in the Graduate School of Language and Culture. The […]