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What does Kamata mean?

Discover the fascinating history of Kamata, from an ancient samurai clan’s influence to its transformation into a modern, safe urban suburb. Uncover the secrets of cattails, plum blossoms, and the yakuza’s impact in this intriguing journey through Tokyo’s lesser-known past. Continue reading What does Kamata mean?

Waking Up

It’s been three years since I’ve updated this site. The pandemic left me stateless and homeless for that time. It was hard. And the Japanese Government didn’t make that easy for me. So, without being on the ground and feeling betrayed by my adopted country, I couldn’t bring myself to write anything. Being homeless didn’t help either lol.  Anyhoo, I’m back in the game. I just ask for encouragement. I’m not asking for money or for you to join Patreon or anything like that. I’m just asking for encouragement. If you enjoy my site and if it means something, just … Continue reading Waking Up