August 31, 2013 || 3:38 PM I have been reading about the Obon ceremony in mid-summer in Japan. It is a three-day festival to celebrate the dead. Their graves are cleaned and decorated by their descendants, and families gather together for parties and festivals. Their is a special sort of folk dance, to entertain the … Continue reading Last day of August. Just past Obon.
Currently vying for space in front of my eyes is 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. I hope, before I finish it, to know how to pronounce the title properly. I wish I knew Japanese… Moments after the butterfly left, Murakami came down the stairs and sat, quietly, at his dining-room table. I told him I had … Continue reading #ReadingNow: #1Q84 by Haruki #Murakami
Mind Reading Cat Ears Promise Endless Embarrassment – Gawker. I have to go to Japan some day. I hope I am reasonably careful at choosing souvenirs.