Month: October 2014

Buddha Park Laos 2014


I still have stories from my summer trip to Thailand and Laos to share. In Laos but close to the Thai border is the Buddha Park, with many statues of the Buddha as well as assorted Hindu deities and guardians.…

Jumangoku Festival-Ogaki, Gifu-14/10/12


Ogaki City is a small town in Gifu prefecture yet they have festivals rather frequently. Last Sunday (Oct. 12th) was the Jumangoku festival celebrating the poet Matsuo Basho who stayed in Ogaki during his travels around the country and the…

Mt. Kinka Part III


Climbed Mt. Kinka (金華山) this weekend with some of the other English teachers. This makes my third trip up the highest mountain in Gifu City, although it is only 329m. We took the long Meizo route which measures 2300m in…