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La Cordobesa

Hi! This is owner Hazuki. Yesterday I went to a superb place, so allow me to brag about it tell you why you definitely should go! ラ コルドベッサ (La Cordobesa) 【Location】 Closest tram stop: Koamicho (This is a tram stop without a platform à You have to get on board on the road. Please be […]

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The Rules of School

Written by Peter I remember being a kid at Cheremoya Elementary School in Hollywood, California, back in the 80’s. Gross stuff, like all kinds and colors of gum stuck under the school chairs and desks, or the bathrooms always having wet floors and smelling of poop when some kid figured flushing was too much work […]

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Hm..What to Bring?

Written by Peter Toothbrush? Check. Passport? Check. Reasonably clean underwear that I may have to flip inside out in case I can’t find a washing machine? Double check. Getting ready to travel is always an exciting, if not somewhat anxiety-filled moment. Deciding where you want to go this time around is such a fun experience. […]

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An Open Letter to Hazuki From Peter

Written by Peter An Open Letter to Hazuki: Dear Hazuki, Genkidesuka? Is everything well with you? How has Evergreen been going lately? Any new tourists coming in and asking others to follow them on Instagram (inside joke, but feel free to ask her about it). Any wonderful and weird and completely and unnecessarily perverted (it […]

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Found In Translation 2

Found In Translation 2 by Peter (Here is Part 1) What started out as a weekly lesson on Korean turned into a complete shift and transformation in my goals and ambitions.  Rather than being content with where I was at culturally and geographically and as a person, I felt the urge, no, the need, to reach […]

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Found In Translation 1

Found In Translation 1 by Peter Watashi no name wa Peter desu.  (My name is Peter.) Anata wa totemo yasashii desu.  (You are very kind.) Onaka ga peko peko desu. (I’m hungry.) Before I sat down and actually, genuinely tried to learn Japanese a couple of years ago, these were the very few phrases that […]

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Maid to Rock

Written by Peter, Evergreen guest. 2018, Golden Week.  I had decided to visit Fukuoka for a few days.  I had been there before, and knew there was a really cool place called City Canal Hakata, a massive, multi-winged, indoor-outdoor mall hybrid.  Tons of stores and restaurants, as well as an IMAX theater up on top. […]

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55,000JPY/month A bed in shared dorm, 5 minutes from peace park.

The Evergreen Hostel=Legally approved hostel. Secure and reasonable! Very quiet hostel with warm friendly staff members and persons living here. 8 beds in female dorm and 16 beds in mixed dorm. NOT a party hostel and always really calm including the area around our place. Any inquiries welcomed. Female owner Hazuki will response very soon. […]

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Kagura: The unknown gem of Japanese folklore

Kagura: The unknown gem of Japanese folklore By Timotej Lauko   You may have heard of kabuki or noh, two of the classical Japanese drama genres. These are rather well-known even to a foreigner, who may not be as familiar with Japanese traditions, as a scholar or, of course, a native. I keep hearing that […]