Trekking with Becky

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Photo Friday: A Penis Shrine in Japan

Photo Friday: A Penis Shrine in Japan

Sex or any sex-related subjects are almost never discussed in Japan.  I’ve never even heard any Japanese people (in Japan) make a penis joke or any kind of sex joke.  Most of my adult students were utterly horrified when I had…

Traditional Japanese Puppetry

Traditional Japanese Puppetry

Traditional Japanese puppetry isn’t as visible as other aspects of Japanese history and culture like music, maiko/geisha, samurai, etc., but it’s there if you’re interested in puppets and theatre. I went to Tokushima (prefecture) for a weekend, and one of…

Bullfighting in Japan

Bullfighting in Japan

  Watching bullfighting in Japan, or tougyuu (闘牛 – とうぎゅう) in Japanese, is one of my top ten experiences in Japan.  I couldn’t get over how much fun I had at the bullfighting ring in Uwajima. I knew that I…

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