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Mt Misen – A Pilgrimage Hike in Hiroshima

Jul 31, 2020 By Hugh Cann

As mentioned in earlier posts, there are more hiking experiences in Hiroshima than one might immediately expect. One of the...[ Click to read more ]

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Walk with the Animals, Talk with the Animals…

By Hugh Cann

Look I’m just going to say it. I’m not a fan of zoos and my first visit to Japan and...[ Click to read more ]

Cycling Etajima in Hiroshima’s Seto Inland Sea

By Hugh Cann

Hiroshima faces on to the Seto Inland Sea dotted with islands. The Japanese Aegean? Not quite, but hey, it’s fine...[ Click to read more ]

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Hiroshima’s Onomichi and Tomonoura: Cruise the Inland Sea

Jun 29, 2020 By Hugh Cann

Most residents of Hiroshima have at least heard of Onomichi, if not had the opportunity to visit. Onomichi is a...[ Click to read more ]

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Umeshu: A Tangy Plum Liquor and Japanese Tradition

By Hugh Cann

If you live in Japan, you have almost certainly tried, or at least seen, "ume." These hard, reddish, berry-like and...[ Click to read more ]

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Cold Noodles in Hiroshima

By Hugh Cann

Cold noodles are just what the doctor ordered in the sweltering Japanese Summer! Noodles are an essential staple of Japanese cuisine,...[ Click to read more ]

Book Review – Audrey Hepburn’s Neck

May 28, 2020 By Hugh Cann

Audrey Hepburn’s Neck offers perspective and an out of the ordinary insight into modern Japan and its wartime past, a...[ Click to read more ]

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Hiroshima is Slowly Reopening!

By Hugh Cann

As you may have gathered, it is a bit of a snail’s pace creep back to trading hours for most...[ Click to read more ]

Making Hiroshima Style Okonomiyaki

By Hugh Cann

Okonomiyaki (o-konomi-yaki) is most easily described as a Japanese savory pancake made from a variety of ingredients that includes shredded...[ Click to read more ]

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Smartphone and Computer Repairs in Hiroshima

Apr 30, 2020 By Hugh Cann

As a foreign national while one can get by on an ordinary day-to-day basis with many things these days in...[ Click to read more ]