Posts Tagged ‘sea’

Mr Postman, do you have a letter for me?
A letter for me
From my own true love
Lost at sea
-The Decemberists – “From My Own True Love (Lost at Sea)”


Tojinbo 2012 @The Lobster Dance

I wrote about Tôjinbô (東尋坊) once in 2009, when I went on a road trip to Fukui. (It seems like a million years ago.) I only posted one photo(!), so today I’ll share some from my return trip in March 2012.

The thing about living or traveling in Hokuriku is how moody the landscape seems, particularly in autumn and winter. (more…)

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August is summer festival season in Japan, and no one does festivals quite like my region. In my part of the peninsula, a festival is not done properly unless large quantities of fire and water are involved. Our prefectural welcome party was Thursday, and after enjoying delicious okonomiyaki, we headed to the Sea-Walking Festival in the northern part of the area. In this festival, participants shoulder giant lanterns called kiriko and carry them through the town and into the sea.


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