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Happy 95th Birthday, Grandma!

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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 by … Read the rest

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Happy 94th Birthday, Grandma!

Last week we had the honor of celebrating the 94th birthday of Fumi-san. She is the grandmother of Ms. Yuri Nonaka, whom many of our customers have known well for years.

Fumi-san, and Yuri’s mother, Kyoko-san came to the office … Read the rest

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A Day in the Country

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A friend of ours owns some land deep in the mountains of Miyazaki. It’s a couple of kilometers from the nearest house and the only sounds heard are those of nature.  It is a wild place, where deer, boars and … Read the rest

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Love at First Sight

Aya is a leading sustainable organic farming community in Japan, located about 20 kilometers from Miyazaki.

I fell in love with Aya the first time I saw her. She sat quietly under an impossibly blue sky, ringed by emerald green mountains and evergreen forests.

The hills around her were dotted with wild camellia forests and citrus … Read the rest

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Shamisen and the Kimonoed Woman

Kimono-clad-lady-playing-shamisenDowntown Miyazaki is full of tall buildings packed with shops and restaurants.  At night, the neon lights and crowds of people can cause a bit of sensory overload.  That’s when I like to get off the busy roads and find … Read the rest

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