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.
I was walking through an area with many very nice homes. I wonder where all the money came from, both for the buildings and grounds but also for the upkeep.
This is a very narrow road with two-way traffic, which must involve a lot of backing up since the road is not wide enough for two cars to pass, maybe two motorcycles but not two automobiles. All the homes here have walls separating them from the street. I am tall enough to see over the walls without being too obvious about it. Behind the walls are large old houses with Japanese style gardens in front of them.