Loren Christian


Eating foreign cuisine can always be a challenge. Here’s a couple of unusual ones from Japan.

Pearly Whites

Black teeth? Not necessarily a sign of bad dental hygiene in Meiji Japan.

Hooked on Phonics

The Kihon Happo and the Sanshin to me, are the ABC’s of Budo Taijutsu. They let you spell wonderful things, in accents and phrasing and unbelievable poetry.


The story behind one of Japan’s finest original castles

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