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29 Jul | Lindsey Bryan | No Comments

Japanglish

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28 Jul | Lindsey Bryan | No Comments

Three Days in the Countryside!

*Sorry for the delay of this post, apparently I forgot to publish it!*   These last few days have been so refreshing. It was so nice to get a change of scenery, and see the more rural parts of Japan. It was just so hot in Kyoto, there were even specials on the news saying people …

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26 Jul | Lindsey Bryan | No Comments

Meditation, Tea, and Manga

  We had a wonderful meditation this morning. The man hosting us explained some of the meaning behind Buddhism and meditation (and was obviously sick and tired of the western romanticized outlook on it). He explained how it is not about straining yourself to hold a pose for hours upon hours, but rather about being …

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25 Jul | Lindsey Bryan | No Comments

Nara and Osaka

Kyoto Station Definitely one of the busiest days thus far, today we travelled to both Nara and Osaka. We saw the world’s largest wooden building, the world’s largest Vairocana Buddha, thousands of deer, some live music, a pokemon center, neon lights, and lots of tired people on the subway. Todai-Ji temple in Nara was the …

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24 Jul | Lindsey Bryan | No Comments

Peak

Today we rode the rail cars all the way up the Hiei mountaintop. After that, we took another one that actually was suspended off the mountainside. I never really considered myself afraid of heights, but dangling in a little wire car so high in the air was actually terrifying. Also beautiful and thrilling!  We were …

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23 Jul | Lindsey Bryan | No Comments

So much to do, so little time.

My days are packed to the brim with exciting and enlightening visits, lectures, meals, sketching, and exploring!  I’ll start with some food. Three words, precisely. Conveyor. Belt. Sushi. I guess I might have been out of the loop, but conveyor belt sushi was an entirely new concept to me and I have to say… it’s …

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