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A TREE MOVES IN MINATO-KU

It’s a matter of priorities.  Minato Ward has its right! Unbeknownst to me, the powers that are in Tokyo’s Minato ward, where many Embassies are located, and many international residents of Tokyo live, decided that the venerable camphor tree in … Continue reading

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NATSU MIKAN A SWEET TALE

Fumiko Kikuchi, the soon to be 97 year old Mother of my dear friend, Yuri, has been making delicious marmalade from the fruitful natsu mikan tree in her magical Tokyo garden for years.  It was what Yuichi, my sweets-loving husband, … Continue reading

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A BLUE AND WHITE BIKE TRIP

  After a world first inaugural showing of blue and white ceramic SCRUNCH ware at Blue & White its creator, my BFF, Jill Harken Hall, and I departed for a largely unplanned bike trip over the bridges of the Inland … Continue reading

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