Days of Christmas, Guest Posts

Gifting the Arts for Christmas

Morgan is an artist through-and-through, and she loves sharing the gift of art with her loved ones around Christmas time. Read more about sharing art with others and leave your thoughts in the comments below!


Japanese Food: Sushi

Itadakimasu! Sushi I'm in Japan! I can't believe it took me this long to try sushi! 0.0 My goodness. :p But my wonderful host has been making food for me so often that it's been difficult finding time to go out to eat and try new foods. (Not that I'm complaining. Home made food is… Continue reading Japanese Food: Sushi


Shoji Repair

Ohayo Gozaimasu! Shoji Repair There are so many wonderful options for exploring and experiencing the Japanese culture: festivals, food, clothing, holidays, shopping. Yet, one not so common option is repair of traditional Japanese houses. It seems that many Japanese people find little interest in preserving the past and traditions. As a result, it's quite common… Continue reading Shoji Repair


Himeji Castle

Ohayo Gozaimasu! Himeji Castle After having been in Himeji, Japan for over two weeks, I finally got a chance to visit, explore, and be amazed by the wonder that is Himeji castle. Hundreds of years of culture in one building. And it was nothing like visiting a European castle with the rooms full of furniture,… Continue reading Himeji Castle