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…

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…

August

Mount Fuji

SUBMITTED BY ADAM ERNST This past weekend, six fellow members of the Marauder Officer Association and myself spent a very long three days conquering the tallest mountain in Japan (the three days include the day driving up and the day driving back). We left Iwakuni around noon on Thursday and Read more…

August

Ukai – Cormorant Fishing

SUBMITTED BY HYLA ERNST One of the most memorable sightseeing excursions that our family experienced upon arriving in Iwakuni was taking a river boat cruise to view Ukai, or Cormorant Fishing, up close.  Ukai is an ancient fishing method in which fishermen use trained cormorant birds to catch fish by lantern lights.  Read more…