Isetan-tan-tan…

The Isetan flagship store in Shinjuku is considered to be one of the most influential department stores in Japan...

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Mazda Ad

After riding in my sister-in-law's Mazda all weekend, I was reminded of this amazing ad. Bet it makes you consider getting a Mazda... and visiting Hiroshima. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5b-vTh9qYE

Japan is Too Cool Part 1 – Mobile Grocery Store

In Ishinomaki, there are some neighborhoods with a lot of grandmas and grandpas. So what did the Japanese do? They created a mobile grocery store that can drive up the hill to their neighborhoods! It's a converted bus with baskets, a refrigerator section, fresh veggies, etc. Check it out. TOO COOL.

Kaerimasu.

After a full year, I have returned. One year ago, I was able to lead a short term team from my church to the Tohoku region of Japan (in Iwate) to help in the relief effort with CRASH Japan. This year, I have returned with another team (the 3rd official team from our church to …

From Blue to Brown

Uncool. Just went from this: To this: me not happy. I suppose I'm mentally blocking out all the destruction and discomfort we experienced in Iwate. But even in the midst of the Tsunami wreckage and recovery, the people of Iwate made the country beautiful still. I like LA, but I miss Japan. I'm back for …