I moved to Hawaii!

... for six weeks. After saying a bittersweet sayonara to my sleepy city on the west coast of Japan, I'm back stateside and enjoying an extended working holiday in Hawaii, where I'm volunteering on a beautiful organic farm on the North Shore of Oahu. I've already been exploring new beaches daily and filling up my [...]

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Hyakumangoku Festival

Every year in early June, Kanazawa hosts a major festival to celebrate Lord Maeda Toshiie arrival at Kanazawa Castle all the way back in 1583. The name Hyakumangoku refers to the production of 1 million "stones" of rice and the events run over the entire first weekend of June. On Friday night there is live [...]