Lion in Tokyo

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Picture Adventure: Anime Doodles at Japanese Shrines

Just got back from my 2 week trip across Western Japan; ready to settle in and actually start the fall semester! To celebrate the occasion, here is a brand new series I’m starting: Picture Adventure. This series will focus on an aspect (usually cultural) of Japan that I find interesting and explain/show it through words and a huge collection of picture. Every picture will be taken by me personally, so I guess you can see this as me showing you a bunch of photos from my phone while explaining Japanese culture with mildly humorous commentary mixed in between.

During my 2-week trip across Western Japan, I was able to visit a lot of famous cities and places including the Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷神社) at Kyoto. As the name suggests, Fushimi Inari Shrine is a shinto (one of the major religions in Japan) shrine located in Fushimi-Ku (伏見区), a Southern ward of Kyoto, that primarily worships Inari-Okami (稲荷大神), the Japanese god of many things including foxes, agriculture and industry.
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Ethan Gorges Himself on: Bakery

Sorry guys; I totally promised a blog post last week and then didn’t deliver… Summer class finals kinda got in the way, and I didn’t have too much free time (or fast speed internet for that matter) until now. So here is the new food post, finally.
On a random day a week or so ago, I randomly starting really craving some bakerythinking about what to do for the next post, so I strolled into the biggest supermarket in the area and bought 7 random pieces of baked goods that are commonly seen in Japan. Because it was just a normal bakery, I wasn’t able to get the exactly calorie and nutritional information of each piece. Judging from how most bread is 300-600 calories a piece though, this is probably going to be twice as what I had last time.
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The Story so Far: part II


Woah woah woah, calm down man, I’m still alive. And I’m doing very well too, thanks for asking.


I know, I know…I’m sorry that I haven’t done much. I’ve just been very busy lately. Between school and work and going out for food, I find myself having less sleep and even less time for blog posts…Until now. I’ll try my best to catch up on all the content I missed!

YEA YOU BETTER. So what have you been doing anyway?

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