Graduation!

March 20th 2015 It’s graduation day!   Yes! Finally! I graduated. 終わりだ! It’s been fun. And kinda stressing. The process. But, I really like all the sensei and all the friends. It’s been a blast! I can’t say much about this. It seems a normal phase people go through… No? What’s so special about graduation…?…

Sunrise

I was sitting at the bus stop, waiting for the bus. I was going out to take something I left at my friend’s place. I put it there on purpose actually. For something. Long story.  Anyway, you know that thing about… Sunrise. Like it gets darker and darker but, the sun will rise soon. A…

The Triangle Headband

What are those odd, triangle-shaped hats or headbands worn by some Japanese ghosts? That is a difficult question to answer because, while there are several opinions, nobody really knows. The triangular, white corpse-hat consists of a small strip of cloth, cut or folded into a triangle, which covers the forehead and wraps around the back…

Aizuwakamatsu no Yurei – The Yurei of Aizuwakamatsu

Long ago, in the town of Aizuwakamatsu (modern day Fukushima prefecture) lived a man named Iyo lived with his wife. One night the yurei of a woman appeared in their house. At first the dead woman—who was completely unknown to Iyo—appeared outside in the garden. She knocked on the closed door and called out the…

Yotsuya Kaidan: the story of Oiwa and Tamiya Iemon

A long, long time ago, a woman named Oiwa was married to a man named Iemon and they lived in Yotsuya. One day, a rich lady fell in love with Iemon and captured his heart with her money. Iemon ordered his servant “Put a little of this medicine into Oiwa’s every meal”. Day by day, Oiwa grew weak, lost her hair and the right side of her face…

10 Drinks That Will Put Hair on Your Chest

Manhattan Whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters. A cherry may be added. A drink for the sophisticated and worldly business man. There is a reason that “man” is contained within the name of this drink.