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Brief Snowy Day in Tokyo

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Last week it snowed briefly in Tokyo on my way to work. I love snow but it doesn’t snow in Tokyo that much any more these days.

Samurai Dave’s 2007 In Review: Travels, Festivals, and Events

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

The following is a photo montage video of the travels, festivals, and events I experienced in 2007.

I’ve got photos of sumo, ninja, geisha, samurai, medieval Italian towns, German castles, a slew of Japanese festivals, and one good ole dog.

For more info on the photos, check my blog at:
Samurai Dave’s 2007 In Review

Music by – Seven Cycle Theory:
Seven Cycle Theory

The song is called “Only Once” which I think appropiate for life and traveling. You’ve only got one life – go somewhere and do something!

New Year’s at a Japanese Temple in Tokyo

Saturday, January 26th, 2008
New Years at a Japanese Temple Prayers, Fires, and Rice Cakes ring in the New Year at Zojo-ji in Tokyo Here are some scenes of New Year's Eve Activities at Zojo-ji Temple in central Tokyo. [Continue reading this entry]

Street Musicians in Munich – Mozart in Munich

Friday, January 25th, 2008
Just to show that not everything I do will be Japanese related as I've been to 30 other countries besides Japan. Here's a series I've been putting together of buskers - street musicians - in Munich. I also plan to do ... [Continue reading this entry]

Sumo Action set to Heavy Metal

Friday, January 25th, 2008
If you thought sumo a sport of slow moving fat guys in thongs engaged in an aggressive shoving match, guess again. As any follower of Sumo knows, Sumo wrestlers are fast, strong, and agile. They also know how to take ... [Continue reading this entry]

Seijin-no-Hi: Japan’s Coming of Age Day Kimono Girl Montage Vid

Friday, January 25th, 2008
Coming of Age Day in Japan is a day when gaggles of giggling girls hit the street in their gorgeous kimono with the long-sleeves known as furisode. At age 20, Japanese youth official become adults and can vote, drive, and ... [Continue reading this entry]

Hello world traveller!

Friday, January 25th, 2008
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