Dancing on the waves at Miyajima

May 9, 2015

Dancing on the waves at Miyajima

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“The mystery of the Orient is legendary . . . it was in the air the moment we stepped ashore in Kyoto, and now in Tokyo it began to envelop us.” That’s how Charlie Chaplin described his arrival in Japan. I’m not sure if ...

Fabled strand of 500 pines

Dec 7, 2013

Fabled strand of 500 pines

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Beautiful beaches, we’ve all seen our share, right? But a beautiful beach that’s also historic and sacred? That sounds worth driving out of our way for — especially as the way takes us over a span I’ve long yearned to traverse: the Ondo Bridge, ...