Tag Archives: Kagoshima

JB’s Valentine Full Moon

After a delicious meal of fresh tuna, chard and kale, rice with Kagoshima grains, accompanied by a bottle of Kame (a rich Spanish red table wine acquired from our wine club), JB went outside and captured the full Valentine moon. … Continue reading

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Saigo Takamori (1828-1877)

Today is the birthday of Saigo Takamori (1828-1877), also known as the Last Samurai. He was born in Kagoshima in the south of Japan on Kyushu island. Though born into a poor samurai family, he still received the requisite military … Continue reading

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With IB in Japan for a few weeks, thinking about our own excursion there a year and a half ago. These pictures are from Sengan-en, the gardens and villa of the last samurai, Saigo Takamori (1828-1877), in Kagoshima.

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About 55 friends and family who have known IB for most or much of his life were at our house last night eating sushi, drinking sake and Japanese beer, writing out tanzaku, sharing stories, spiriting the adventurer on. At one … Continue reading

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