This Wednesday I saw someone I’ll never forget. It’s the new Japanese emperor, Akihito-sama, along with his wife, Masako-sama (sama is used for people with authority), and we saw them in Nara, a prefecture next to Kyoto. I mentioned the prefecture when I talked about Nara Deer Park. The emperor and empress were going to… Read More The Japanese Emperor Passes By!
On Saturday (when I was supposed to post this), my family and I had the privilege of going to see kouyou (autumn trees) in a garden in the prefecture of Shiga, one hour away. I will show you some photos of our trip there, so you can enjoy the colorful leaves, but first I’ll tell… Read More Red, Orange, Yellow!
After entries from three different sites … many different kinds of words … and many challenges, the winners have been chosen. And the winners are ….. … Don Chaon from Facebook and Kirsten F. from WordPress.com! Congrats to you both! As they said they wanted, Don will receive a copy of the shuji piece “FAITH”… Read More And the Winners of the Shuji Giveaway Are ….
As you know, I announced previously that the winners of the shuji giveaway would be known to all on the 16th. And that’s in two days! I chose two winners, because so many people joined, via three different sites, including this one. I have already written both of the pieces, and they are resting in… Read More Announcement: The Shuji Giveaway, and Two Winners
Today I’d like to share with you a few Japanese words that I hear a lot even in America. Join me on a journey to figure out their meanings by decoding the Japanese words! Number One: Emoji “絵” (E) means “picture”, and “文字” (moji) means “words”. So literally, this compound word means “picture words”, showing… Read More Japanese Words that Americans Use in Everyday Life
I have just randomly chosen the winner to the giveaway and will start practicing soon. The winner will be announced on November 16th, 2019. Now, if you happened to be the lucky winner, then I would like you to choose if you would like the piece to be shipped to you, or just sent as… Read More Anouncement: The Shuji Giveaway is Closed
Ministering in Japan The Good News that I believe in, is the news of Jesus Christ, God’s Son, coming down to the world to take the punishment for sins and to give us new life. Sharing this news with people is not easy. And it’s not easy to do in any country. If a person… Read More Ministering to Friends ~What I learned from sharing to Japanese people~