A Harajuku Haircut and an Empty Takeshita Street

Due to the Covid-19 state of emergency it’s been a long time since I’ve been to Harajuku, and in just a few months many things have changed. I went through the new station building for the first time this morning, and I just thought, when did this get here?? I felt a rush of nostalgiaContinue reading “A Harajuku Haircut and an Empty Takeshita Street”

Keeping Sane in Self-Quarantine: Let’s Talk Video Games

Video Games have always been a great escape for me. Books, music, and video games – these are the things that allow my brain to shut down and take part in some other (ideally nicer) universe. So I wanted to talk about what has been keeping me sane while I’m stuck at home as theContinue reading “Keeping Sane in Self-Quarantine: Let’s Talk Video Games”

Fishing in Central Tokyo

After a long span of bad weather, today was finally sunny. My son and I were both equally tired of being cooped up (and of each other-I’m sure) so I decided to go for one of our walks. The cherry blossoms are still blooming here in Tokyo and they have started falling as well. ForContinue reading “Fishing in Central Tokyo”

Tokyo in the time of Coronavirus

…Is not so different from usual Tokyo. I had to take the train to a doctor’s visit today and was surprised to find it more crowded than usual for off-peak. We weren’t completely sardines, but we were standing closer than we should be during a pandemic. It might be my imagination but the atmosphere however,Continue reading “Tokyo in the time of Coronavirus”