It's our last Tanabata Festival in our beloved town of Fussa. We had to leave with a big bang! We prepared our yukatas and enlisted friends to do the same. It was so much fun to immerse into the spirit of the "Star Festival." Originally, the celebration commemorates the annual meeting of a pair of … Continue reading Tanabata Matsuri in Fussa
I remember the first time I walked into my high school. It seemed like the biggest building I'd ever occupied. And then I went to college, and UT's 40 acres seemed entirely impossible to navigate. Yet, those milestones seem so diminutive in retrospect. Now, here I am at Yokota Air Base - another campus I … Continue reading Fussa, Tokyo
After a long flight, complete with a short stop in Seattle, we've made our way to Japan! While I feel this is the first step to achieving a long-aspired goal, I also approach it with some trepidation. We're supposed to learn a new way of life, a new language, and a brand new culture! Korean … Continue reading Welcome to Yokota!