a virtual bike tour of Tokyo
Forget the usual tourists sites. Join me on a virtual bike tour of Tokyo and see what really sets Japan apart from the rest of the world. Includes marvelous concrete rivers, wonderful construction sites, prostitution, strange Japanese shops, a surprising solution to parking problems, downtown fishing, convenient vending machines, homeless people and many many more delights.
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bad photos of harry harry harrison live show
Just a few scanned photos from a student drama I did at Phoenix Language School in Shinjuku. You can also watch the video here, and read the script here.
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kabuki theater theatre
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This video contains traditional Japanese dance and music from Noh and Kabuki as well as some modern pieces played on traditional Japanese instruments. Instruments include: shamisen, koto, flutes and percussion. This is a student performance with some special guests and professional musicians helping out.
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nara shrine
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Autumn comes late in Nara: end of November and early December. I took my bike and camped in the old palace grounds. The nights were cold, well below zero centigrade.

 

This travel video includes: Kasuga Taisha, Nara's most celebrated Shinto shrine; Nara Park; Kofukuji Temple; Mt. Kasuga Primeval Forest; Horyuji Temple; and Yamanobe-no-Michi, the oldest road in Japan.
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Japan in Colour - The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn

This is a very interesting BBC production provided here for educational purposes.

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This is a ride I do almost every week and all year round. It foilows Tama gawa from near Nishi Chofu station then switches over to Aki kawa and usually ends near Musashi-Itsukaichi station.

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End of August, 2014, we moved from the small apartment beside No Gawa (river) to a lovely large house 300m away. Nolonger the sounds of bull frogs filling the night. But the interior beauty more than compensates.
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There are quite a few travel videos around Japan on the linked page; but these two mountains are actually in Tokyo, a reasonable bike ride from where I live.

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Cherry blossoms as never experienced before.

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