Koya-san: Our Night at a Japanese Mountain Temple

I've been in Japan for over a year and a half now, but visiting Koya-San last summer really left an impression on me.  From being surrounded by enormous, moss covered trees in Japan's largest cemetery, watching the lanterns along the path slowly flickering awake, to attending early morning Buddhist prayers with a burning ceremony that I … Continue reading Koya-san: Our Night at a Japanese Mountain Temple


Overview: January & February (More USJ!)

Ok! So now, for a whirlwind overview of January and February... Winter was much tougher than I expected, and although I won't go into detail, I am still dealing some strong bouts of homesickness, particularly when it comes to difficulty caused by the language barrier.  I am hoping that with the arrival of spring, some … Continue reading Overview: January & February (More USJ!)