I've seen 4 weddings over my years in Japan. Now I've seen my first funeral.
Sumo: The 2010 May Grand Tournament
After nine years in Japan, I finally caught a live sumo match.
Running around in the woods and shooting at your friends.
Translations of some of the best letters I have ever received.
These playful primates hail from the primordial soup of Japanese punk.
The merchandise is secondary: come for the cosplay!
Of Mice and Men
My first production with the Tokyo International Players.
Summer Sonic 09
NIN's last stand in Japan, and an intro to the Boom Boom Satellites.
Wicked: The Broadway Musical
The Shiki Theatre Group brings broadway to Japan.
Catching Cherry Blossoms
My students remind me what I'm giving up as I move away.
Post-3.11: April 1
Three-week update following the magnitude 9.0 quake on March 11, 2011.
Post-3.11: May 1
Two-month post-quake update: Tokyo creeps toward the 'new normal.'