Our Son Eats Sushi

Kind of. He loves using chopsticks, he loves the sticky rice, he’s… warming up to eating raw fish. For a kid who downed a plate of kimchi alone, and is typically a “good eater” I was actually very surprised he is so far skipping the raw fish. But he knows what he likes, and we…

Anpanman Children’s Museum in Yokohama

Traveling to Yokohama for the children’s museum

Celebrating the Holidays from Afar

For our first Christmas in Japan, creating traditions were on my mind more than ever. Our son is almost two, that wondrous age when the magic of the holiday season will inform how he feels about them for the rest of his life. No pressure. It was important to us that Christmas, in particular, be…

Food Adventures in Japan

Of all the incredible things we knew our family would experience in Japan, my better half was most excited about all the wild and crazy foods we’d get to try. Sushi galore! Noodles! Things we couldn’t pronounce and couldn’t even guess! During our visit to Kamakura, we had our first food adventure. Searching for a…

Exploring the Diabutsu at Kamakura

Our first real adventure in Japan came in the form of a pseudo-field trip from our Cultural Relations class. Encouraged to get out and interact with the locals, our Japanese teachers made a few suggestions on where to go.  For me, desperate to explore the ‘real’ Japan, the Great Buddha at Kamakura was an easy…

Japanese Petting Zoos = Chaos

The Japanese love Christmas almost as much as Americans do. To celebrate, our hosts here set up a wonderful Christmas adventure for the kids – a petting zoo. This petting zoo wasn’t like any I’d been to in America. There were no rules, no boundaries, and MBH and I weren’t sure if all of the…

We moved to Japan!

In fairly epic exciting life news, this ranks right up there. A few days ago, we packed all our belongings and moved across the world to Japan for my better half’s work. It’s impossible to say how excited we are for this move. After eight years in Virginia, we were ready for a change, and…