It’s a tradition to go to the local shrine. We went to the Sengen Jinja nearby. I used to think ours was THE Sengen Jinja, but apparently they are everywhere. The one in Shizuoka is near Mt. Fuji. and is probably the most famous. When we were there, we got a couple of charms (mamori) … More アケオメコトヨロ- or – Happy New Year!
From my balcony, I can see Mt. Fuji. I can see fireworks from Tokyo Disney Land. I can see Tokyo Bay, and if I squint really hard, I can see the smoke stacks of industrial Kawasaki on the other side of the water, below and to the left of the mountain. When a typhoon sweeps … More Tokyo Bay Sunset
This is the online home of B.S. Donovan. That’s me. The B.S. stands for what you might imagine. This is where I spin my B.S. Because that’s what the internet is for, no? My real name is Sean. I am an American expat in Japan. On this site I write about aerial cinematography, writing, reading, … More About