This blog will continue show the photos that I take as I live and vacation in Japan. I particularly love to walk and have a strong interest in Buddhism and Shinto so I will be showing the temples, shrines and other interesting things that I discover.
I have lived in Japan since 1976 and now consider it to be my permanent home. I have a very varied background having studied engineering, Japanese and East Asian studies, and education at the university level. I spent ten years in the Army where my job involved Area Studies, mostly in East Asia. When I started to teach in Japan, it was at a post high school level and, after I completed a PhD in education, I moved to a university where I become a full professor. After retiring, I taught part-time but am now completely retired and spend my enjoying myself. I am reasonably fluent in Japanese and at present all of my friends are elderly Japanese.
This dog was sunning itself on the top of its doghouse. He looked at me carefully but otherwise did not move and did not bark. I wondered if the reason for the green netting was that the dog tried to jump the fence.
This tree is loaded with some sort of citrus fruit, possibly mikans but that are very yellow looking so they are probably something else. There are many different varieties of citrus trees grown in this area. People use them in various kinds of homecooking. We sometimes get some fruit or something make from the fruit from our friends who have a tree in their yard. Most of a friends are from local farming families so many of them have a house with a relatively large yard.