Travelogue Post From Japan

Digging my youth; drunk in the streets of Kyoto. I nearly lost my mind in the maddening craziness of Japan.

News, Oddities, and Links:

Mystery Money Found in Mailboxes

Pilgrimage Resources:

Planet Tokyo

Japanese Buddhist Statuary, Pilgrimage Guide


I travelled around Japan in the years of 2004 and 2005. For three months in '04 I studied Japanese culture and language in Kyoto, and then hitchhiked the 88 Kabo Daishi pilgrimage around Shikoku Island.

The following are the products of my investigations:

Japanese Tattooing: An article about pursueing a traditional Japanese Tattoo in Kyoto, Japan.

Horimono: The Way of Japanese Tattooing: This is the product of a research project that I undertook in 2004 in Kyoto, Japan.

The Japanese Haiku. A study in Haiku that I undertook in the spring of 2004 while living in Kyoto, Japan. At the bottom of the paper are examples of my own haiku.

Hitching the 88 temple Kabo Daishi pilgimage. This is the first part of a story that I wrote about a hitch hiking journey around Shikoku Island and the rustic back-waters of Japan.