Hello! from Rick Cogley

Dec 27, 2023 ↓

“Kiji” pheasants have a grating call that I always said sounds like a rusty gate, but I found a more apt comparison: the scraping sound of sliding plastic hangers along a pole. 😬

Jan 1, 2024 ↓

Happy New Year greetings to one and all, but our thoughts are with those impacted by the large & terrifying Ishikawa quake.

Osechi food on New Years in Japan

Ozoni soup, crab and osechi at Japan new years.


Jan 2, 2024 ↓

If you’re living in or visiting Japan, here are some useful resources we compiled regarding disaster readiness. Stay safe and help those around you if you can. 🎌🚒