Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Ah the joys of posting all my business on the internet for everyone to see. I really do enjoy being this transparent. First of all let me apologize again for not doing this sooner. There are many things that were not documented in my past year of living in Japan that really should have been, but I’m picking up the slack and showing you the best of a winter in Japan.

This winter started off with a visit from New Zealand. My buddy Dave works with a Kiwi. This guys friend came for a two-week visit to see what he could see so I tagged along. First on the list was Koya san (Honorable Koya Mountain) This is the where one sect of Buddhism took root in Japan. Many of the buildings here are close to a thousand years old. We stayed at one of the many monasteries on the mountain where we were treated to vegetarian Buddhist dinner and breakfast followed by chanting for an hour at 6 AM.


Rock Garden


It took 5 hours to get back home but we decided dinner and karaoke were both a good idea. Karaoke is kind of a big thing in Japan, in case you didn't already know. It was a decent night, although I still don't understand why everyone is so obsessed with Linkin Park.???
Karaoke with Yoshiko and Bevin

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jason's sister said...

can you chant along with any of them or at least understand what they were saying, or is it just a loud blaring chant that makes no sense what-so-ever?

japanlyfe said...

Ya usually we can figure one or two things out.

kshingbo said...

Chanting at 6am with monks? Awesome. Over here in the US Guitar Hero and Rock Band are pretty big. It's like karaoke, but with more rock.

Robyn said...

we have the same colored blogs!!! twinnies