I’ve been browsing through some of my old posts in draft, trying to figure out which ones I might actually get around to finishing. I did come across a few different posts about Japan (one is from my trip to Japan in 2010!) which I thought it might be fun to combine. The inspiration to […]
As part of the cultural immersion experiences that were planned at EPIC in Tokyo, we had a chance to engage in some Japanese traditions. I had learned a little about ikebana (flower arranging) in an undergraduate course on Buddhism in Japan. It was great to watch the masters at work!
As part of EPIC we had the opportunity to select activities that would give us a sense of the local people, culture and environment. A few of us chose to go to a traditional Japanese day spa, along with our local guides. I chose to visit Oedo-Onsen, which was very different from anything I had […]