Sunday, July 26, 2009

Shizuoka blog

I was time wasting on the internet and found this extremely cool blog that has now made be very hungry.

Enjoy, and try not to drool on your keyboard like I did


Bakumatsu koshashin

You have a photo of yourself in kimono, perhaps meandering the roji, and you say to yourself, "I sure wish I could make make my photos look like they're from the Meiji era!" Well now you can, with the amazing Bakumatsu Koshashin!

Just upload your photo then click the button to see yourself transported back in time!

After you've converted your entire iPhoto library, take a look at this Japanese language blog, It's where Harvey originally found Bakumatsu Koshashin. The rest of the site is interesting.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Ukiah spelled backward is...

... Haiku!

And Ukiah has a Haiku festival in late April. Who knew? Not me! I learned about it only after the event was over. I'm putting it on the calendar for next year. It's only a three-hour drive for us and could be a lot of fun. Care to join us?

Read more about it:

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Way of Tea in Tennessee

During an idle moment on Twitter I found myself typing "Chado" into the search box. I discovered the Memphis Botanical Garden and the Way of Tea in Tennessee:

One of the gardens is the Japanese Garden of Tranquility (Seijaku-En) and also features a maple tree collection.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Socially networking

We have set up a Ning site for Horai. It seems like a good hub to post Tea practice info and update Facebook and Twitter feeds. Sign up, follow and let me know how it's working.