Monthly Archives: September 2020

Baby Foot

Okinawa has been very good for my feet. They used to be horrible now they are beautiful. A lot of sea, sand and sandals gets rid of stench and decay engendered by socks and tight shoes. But ‘et in arcadia … Continue reading

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Byobu

I first met Kikuta Ichiro san in 2013 when I helped organize an exhibition of his work at the university. Watch the video. https://www.oist.jp/news-center/videos/ichiro-kikuta-yambaru-byobu-exhibition-painting-forest-full-life Since then I have burned with a terrible yearning to own one of his byobu. I … Continue reading

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Goat’s Head Soup

Sea snake soup is an ancient and much revered Okinawan dish. Arisa kindly books a table at the most prestigious sea snake restaurant in Okinawa. Very few places, I am told 5, serve sea snake. Prestigious by reputation rather than … Continue reading

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All Quiet

Not much going on in these drowsy Covid days. We are still in a state of semi emergency, meaning don’t go out unless necessary, masks , distancing etc. I have been for a couple of lunches and one very fine … Continue reading

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2 Weeks in Narita.

I am afraid that this post is once again principally about my boat cover. I know you are sick of photos of reddish canvas but it is what it is. Anyway, something else to start with. Japan has not allowed … Continue reading

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It Is What It Is

I have noticed the title expression cropping up frequently lately. I wonder where it came from. Still licking our wounds post Typhoon Maysak, Typhoon Haishen is on its way to further test our resolve. I rig the cover differently. First … Continue reading

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Oh Dear

Typhoon Maysak was pretty bad, well actually is pretty bad, as she is still blowing away as I write. However the worst is over. The storm started with a lot of rain on Monday afternoon but the real ferocity came … Continue reading

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