Antiques and Second-Hand

Hikari Flea Market

SUBMITTED BY HYLA ERNST Thank you to my awesome antique hunter friend, Lidia Gonzalez for another pre-dawn adventure! I’m very thankful that I have a flea market buddy who can function before the break of dawn.  Me?  Waking me up that early is like poking a sleeping bear–do so at your own risk Read more…

February

Nagasaki Lantern Festival

SUBMITTED BY HYLA AND ADAM ERNST Julie Aviña, thank you for sharing your research with us.  The English version of the brochure saved the day! The Nagasaki Lantern Festival centers around the Chinese New Year, which is based on the lunar calendar and therefore varies slightly from year to year.  In Read more…

Antiques and Second-Hand

Yamaguchi Flea Market

SUBMITTED BY HYLA ERNST Thank you Birgitta, Lidia, Michelle, and Julie for a fun adventure and for sharing your pictures! I’m not a hardcore antique/second hand shopper (not yet anyway), but I do enjoy a good bargain once in awhile, especially if it involves beautiful pieces of pottery, masks, or lanterns.  Last Read more…

December

Hiroshima Dreamination

SUBMITTED BY HYLA AND ADAM ERNST Somewhat on a whim, our family ended up going to the Hiroshima Dreamination holiday illumination on the very first day it opened this year.  We reasoned that if it was unbearably crowded, we would just grab dinner and head home.  Besides, it was sort of on Read more…