A hot summer day in Miyazaki

A hot summer day in Miyazaki

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 27th Jul 2018

In July, the sun rises before 5:30 in Miyazaki, and my day starts early. By 7 o’clock, Momo (my 5-year-old Papillon) and Yuki (my 2-year-old Japanese Spitz) have had their morning stroll by a … read more
Reflections and Hopes

Reflections and Hopes

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 22nd Dec 2016

December is the time for traditions, celebrations, and expressing gratitude. It is also time for reflections, hopes, and positive thoughts.We have had a busy year, thanks to every single one of you. A … read more
This Red Lily is a Visitor From Another World

This Red Lily is a Visitor From Another World

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 22nd Sep 2016

Autumn has just arrived in Japan, and the mystical, other-worldly looking higanbana (red spider lily, Lycoris radiata) is in bloom. It's time for the Japanese to return to their family homes fo … read more
The Legend of Satsue Mito

The Legend of Satsue Mito

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 10th Mar 2016

April 7 marks the 102nd birthday of Satsue Mito (April 21, 1914 – April 7, 2012). I had the good fortune of meeting Mito-sensei, as everybody lovingly called her, in 2007. She was a tender wo … read more
Happy 95th Birthday, Grandma!

Happy 95th Birthday, Grandma!

Posted by Taro Kobayashi on 26th Jun 2015

It felt not that long ago when we had the honor of celebrating the 94th birthday of Fumi-san, the grandmother of our Ms. Yuri. A year has gone by so fast. Fumi-san just turned 95. She still lives b … read more