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…