Month: February 2014

Kaohsiung, Taiwan: Matyrs’ Shrine

  Matyr’s Shrine was originally called Takao Jinja (Kaohsiung Temple in Japanese)  and was a Japanese colonial temple.  The building was dedicated to Omononushi-no-Mikoto and Emperor Sutoku.  In 1972 the severing of Sino-Japanese diplomatic ties evoked an outcry against the Japanese, hence the call for the […]

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan: Lotus Lake

My expat father have recently moved to Kaohsiung, Taiwan. I visited the country for the first time with my mother to visit my father during my winter break 2014.  Although it was January, the climate was warm with the right amount of breeze.  Kaohsiung is […]

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Osaka, Japan Dotonbori

When I visited Kyoto, we took a train one night to see the night life in Osaka. Many of you probably don’t know this but my last name is Osaka.  I don’t know how many times I get asked if I am actually from the […]

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Kyoto Japan: Fushimi Inari Shrine

When I visited Japan winter from December 2013-January 2014, I got a chance to visit Kyoto, Japan.  As a Japanese I have always wanted to indulge in all the beautiful and historic shrines and temples in Kyoto.  Fushimi Inari Shrine, 伏見稲荷大社 was probably one of […]

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