Category Archives: Writing

This category is a collection of all my writings and posts about writing. Blogging has a separate category.

My Heavy Thoughts

Part 16, The Samurai & The Geisha When my Takamatsu and I came to Kansai, we were honored to reacquaint ourselves with an old friend, the empress of the region, Amiryu sama. In reconnecting with Ami, as she wishes to … Continue reading

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Koniki Creates Time For Our Work

Part 15, The Samurai & The Geisha I’ve spoken of my cousin, Koniki. She is like a little sister to me and she is the first person I thought of when Takamatsu sama realized we needed someone to run the … Continue reading

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The Royalty Among Us

Part 13, The Samurai & The Geisha Sometimes she walks among us in simple attired, other times she appears in the elegant attire of an empress. I met her several years ago as I travelled to this region for the … Continue reading

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Another Beginning

Part 12, The Samurai & The Geisha The purchase of the Ramenshop has been an enjoyable addition to our lives in Kansai, it has been yet another beginning and again, new doors have opened. However, we realized that it is … Continue reading

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The Okiya and The Ramenshop

Part 11, The Samurai & The Geisha The Miagawacho Hanamachi revolves around it’s Nakanoshima Okiya with it’s beautiful and elegant geisha that surely makes this a flower and willow world. It was a peculiar set of circumstances that, after several … Continue reading

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The Hanamachi

Part 9, The Samurai & the Geisha In the past several days, Takamatsu san and I have continued to explore our new town and acquaint ourselves with the people. I’ve mentioned that our house is near the Nakanoshima Okiya, but … Continue reading

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Changes @ Yordie’s Zen Garden

Spring has come to Yordie’s Zen Garden but with the change in weather, change is in the air. In recent weeks, Taka has been working on a beautiful new look for the teahouse that sits on The Meandering Pond. Hmmmm… … Continue reading

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