Monthly Archives: July 2009

Getting Lost on the Road to Yui

My destination was the old and historic community of Yui, located just over the Satta Pass from Okitsu and nearby Shizuoka city. Yui is a small and charming seaside town and one of the original 53 stages of the old … Continue reading

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Pruning a 100 Year Old Japanese Pine

Emily and I joined her grandparents recently to visit an elderly woman who lives alone in her old farmhouse in a small village near our home in Japan. The woman is a family friend and her big house sits on … Continue reading

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Flowers in an Abandoned Japanese Garden

I found this old garden along a very lonely road in the high mountains surrounding Shizuoka, Japan. This area is rather remote and I have never seen another person while exploring the area, though there are several tea fields which … Continue reading

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