Posts Tagged ‘punk rock’

self matsuri

21Feb16

Last year, on September 22nd, I finally got around to visiting Osaka’s Self Matsuri (or ‘Self Festival’ — セルフ祭 in Japanese), a DIY street festival held in the Shinsekai neighborhood that I’ve wanted to attend ever since it was first organized several years ago. The festival primarily takes place in a branch of the Shinsekai […]


I just heard the news that my old friend Christopher Sawyer was named Sonoma County’s top sommelier in The Bohemian’s 2014 “Best Of” awards.  Being named top sommelier in one of the most renowned wine-making regions in the world is no small change.  Sonoma County has changed dramatically since Sawyer and I grew up there, […]


ni hao!

10Feb06

The other Tuesday, Onaka-san and I met at Shimaya, the film developing outpost where Yoichi works, and jumped on the Takarazuka line to see Ni Hao! play at Fandango. Fandango is a great “live house,” as they say here in Japan; it’s near Juso station and it reminds me of something like a cross between […]