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May 2014

Sapporo in Spring

After surviving the rough winter here in Hokkaido, the layers of snow gave way to tulips and spring. The city is beautiful right now. It feels like everyone is shedding their winter shell, and donning sunglasses for the first time since I arrived. I don’t think I have never appreciated spring as much as I…

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Twin Time Travel: Isabella Bird

Today I went with two friends to see the exhibition “イサベラ・バードの旅の世界―ツイン・タイム・トラベル” (In the Footsteps of Isabella Bird: Adventures in Twin Time Travel). The exhibition featured photographs taken by Japanese professor of geography, Kanasaka Kiyonori (金坂清則, University of Kyoto) over the course of 10 years following the footsteps of Victorian explorer Isabella Bird. This traveling exhibition has…

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