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…

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…

December

Mikan Picking on Oshima Island

SUBMITTED BY HYLA ERNST A special thank you to my daughter’s teachers (last year and this year) for letting me tag along and chaperone. Mikans (also known as tangerines or satsuma) start making their appearances on trees around October in our part of Japan.  They are the perfect grab-and-go snack Read more…

Festivals and Events

Mini Marine Corps Ball

SUBMITTED BY HYLA ERNST If you know any of the wonderful Marines in these photos, please contact me so I can send them a copy. Our kids have experienced all the typical ups and downs of military life their whole lives, but it wasn’t until we came to MCAS Iwakuni that they got to Read more…