Stone monuments in Gion, Kyoto cemetery

Honoring family

I was fortunate to experience Japan during the Obon festival in July. During Obon many Japanese return to their hometowns to honor their ancestors. While that meant I ran into a few shops and attractions that were closed for the holiday, I also got to see lots of people dressed in yukatas (summer kimonos) and …

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Beloved

Beloved Grandma and beloved grandchildren. I'm the little one in the middle! See all the many beloved people, places and things at The Daily Post.

Moment of Pondering

I guess it's just one of those days. I probably have the "holiday is done and I have to go to an office tomorrow" blues. But I had this thought while listening to my father bemoaning for the umpteenth time that getting old is hard: You either keeping getting old or you die. There are …

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