Anagrammatical Kyoto Subway Map

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Because you asked for it, or at least Cory Doctorow did. There’s no way I was going to use “Tokyo” as the anagram for “Kyoto.”

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Kyoto o-hanami video

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Sakura in Kyoto (streaming QT 4 min, in the left column choose “MPEG4″) I slapped together a few video clips into a movie the other day.

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Kyo-odori

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The sakura are just about to pop all over town, could be today or tomorrow, too late for the sakura festival that ended yesterday along the banks of the Kamogawa. Yesterday was rather cold and a thunderstorm hit, accompanied by … Continued

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Great Hanshin Earthquake

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Yesterday was the 10-year anniversary of the morning I woke up to the most violent earthquake I’d ever felt, with the skeleton of my apartment building roaring, actually roaring in pain as the walls and corners and doors twisted this … Continued

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Heian Palace ruins

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Careful there, I think your motorcycle is leaking oil on Heian history. Next to the cigarette vending machine, between two parking lots on a sidestreet northeast of Senbon-Marutamachi is a marker showing a piece of foundation of the inner part … Continued

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Takuhatsu (video)

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I was just getting ready to leave the house early this morning when a group of monks came through the neighborhood chanting, actually bellowing, “Oooooo-e” over and over, walking up and down each street, neighborhood by neighborhood. I think they … Continued

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Kyoto illumination event

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March 12 (Friday) – 21 (Sunday) Illumination from 6:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., each day. Event website A few pictures I took last year In Kyoto’s Higashiyama district at the foot of the eastern range, a walking path links temples … Continued

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Feels almost like spring

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A RealPlayer movie (3 min, 8.7MB) of some scenery I happened to walk past this afternoon. I wasn’t paying attention to the sound and accidentally shifted some around. There are no cars in the Imperial Palace Park, just so you … Continued

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