Category Archives: Family

Where has Brodoland been?!?!

Hey all. It has been a pretty wild winter. We moved into the House back in the first week of September. Once we had moved in I have had little time for blogging. Also a funny thing happened. Once I … Continue reading

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A little outing with LP1

For a couple hours on Sunday, TLG and MB were at a piano lesson and LP2 was down for a nap, so I took LP1 with me to go to the orchard and see how the trees are blossoming. Many … Continue reading

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School Ground Cleaning

Today was Sunday, Mothers day, and also the day for going to my son’s elementary school at 7:00 a.m. to participate in the periodic grounds keeping event. You see, here in Japan the schools have no “janitors” or things of … Continue reading

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Another busy week

The weeks are flying by. I can’t believe its been more than a week since I posted! But a lot has been happening around here: 1. Spring Festival at my inlaw’s neighborhood. They have a much bigger shrine and a … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning and Kabosu Pruning

Last week I visited a friend in a neighboring community who moved down from the Kanto region after the Tohoku earthquake. They have adopted an old farm house and have been living in it and fixing it for about a … Continue reading

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Spring Festival

A lot has happened in the last few days, and I’ll break it all down into chunks: 1. The House: Demolition work has begun in earnest after the full extent of the Termite problem was discovered. I had to completely … Continue reading

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Can you eat it?

Every Japanese person I have known for any length of time has delighted in a game I call, “Feed Unusual Things to the Foreigner,” and my in-laws are no exception to this rule. Since I first started coming here I … Continue reading

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