My name is…

My name is…

*READ TEXT FIRST!* *Don’t click the image until I tell you* He has enjoyed drawing pictures for a year or so, but a couple months ago Greg suddenly began taking a strong interest in writing, in both Japanese and English, and now he can fill a big sketchbook page in a few minutes with letters […]

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Shichi-Go-San portrait: Gregory Taishi Ferry

Shichi-Go-San portrait: Gregory Taishi Ferry

Greg in kimono and hakama after his Shichi-Go-San (literally “7-5-3″) blessing ceremony at Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto, where he was blessed after his birth in the O-miya-mairi ceremony. Shichi-go-san is for girls ages 7 and 3, and boys age 5. Greg is only 4 until next February, but according to the old way of counting […]

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Matcha tea service at Noh theater

Matcha tea service at Noh theater

Gregory Ferry, aesthete. For some reason, Greg really likes bitter “matcha” tea, and the past two years he has enjoyed his kindergarten class in sado (also called chado or cha-no-yu), the tea ceremony or “The Way of Tea”. So he was delighted that we were able to go upstairs to a tea room and enjoy […]

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Family Portrait

Family Portrait

Greg draws a lot of pictures and is filling page after page with writing in English, Japanese and numbers. This is a family portrait of Mama, Gregory and Daddy, as if you couldn’t tell.

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Cooling off

Cooling off

We hopped on the Eizan train to Yase-Hiezan-guchi station (just about 8 minutes from home) after school and met Anthony and his daddy Jeffrey for a dip in the river. UPDATE (JULY 23): Oh, man, our little swimming’ spot was featured on the news last night, at the start of summer vacation! It’s gonna be […]

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Camping on the mountainside

Camping on the mountainside

Greg and I recently went camping together for the first time. We pitche dour tent at the top of a little valley on the mountainside up above Manshu-in temple. Behind those trees is a  waterfall.

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The LSU Tigers Look

The LSU Tigers Look

Greg went for a bike ride in his LSU Tigers shirt that we got on our recent trip to Louisiana, and I realized his bike and helmet are well coordinated, even if you can’t see the menacing tiger on the front of the shirt.

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