Tag: japan

A Monsoon in Kyoto

The undecided overcast above Osaka resolved into storm clouds by the time my train reached Kyoto station. I wasn’t the only one eager to arrive in this city. A monsoon swept through the Kansai region from the south by way of the Philippines. Kyoto escaped the brunt of the storm, but there was a persistent drizzle that […]

At an Osakan Pace

I took advantage of the long chuseok weekend to head across the strait and into Japan. I felt a little sorry for neglecting the filial duties that are expected of the eldest son on chuseok, the Korean equivalent of Thanksgiving. Normally on such occasion, I would visit my grandparents’ grave in the countryside and perform a series of […]