Tag Archive: Gifu prefecture

Summer Special: Gujo All Night Dancing

We were a little interested, but none of us really felt like going for a 75+ minute drive to another town to walk around a festival and go home. It was already 10pm… Continue reading

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PHOTOBLOG: Ogaki Festival May 2013

This weekend was a pretty large festival in the town of Ogaki (Gifu Prefecture). Saturday’s events were cancelled due to heavy rains, but Sunday turned out warm & sunny. During the day, plenty… Continue reading

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PHOTOBLOG: “Naked Man” Festival

Images of the famous ‘Naked Man’ Festival in Hida-Furukawa, the town just north of Takayama. This festival took place about 10 days ago, and it was incredibly cold out for mid-April, and actually… Continue reading

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Slice of Life: Taking the Driving Test

Friday morning was the dreaded driving test that (among a group of about 100 surveyed foreigners) has an average pass rate of 2.5 attempts… some people passed on the first try, some took… Continue reading

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Slice of Life: Happy New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! IT’S NOW 2013! This New Year’s was an incredibly different experience compared to the past 8 years or so.¬†For one, it’s the first time in 7 years that I didn’t… Continue reading

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Slice of Life: REAL snow in Takayama

It is Monday night here in Takayama and since Friday, the snow has been falling almost nonstop. We’ve changed over to snow tires and today I bought a shovel. We heard that the… Continue reading

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Slice of Life: Thanksgiving in Japan

The snow has subsided and fall (a chilly fall!) has returned once again, though yesterday there were a few flurries, and the mountains right here in town had a dusting of snow on… Continue reading

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