Start of Inktober

Every October, artists around the world take part in an interesting event: a challenge to draw/paint/create a work of art based on the one-word prompts released by It’s a fun challenge to boost productivity and to see what many other artists around the world have created. This challenge, though created for artists, is used… Read More Start of Inktober

Wait, what?

When my family and I were traveling to Toyama for a camping trip on our summer vacation this year, we never could have expected what happened at the camping site. It all began when we were within 15 minutes of the site. We saw an old firetruck, blaring its siren and traveling down the road—… Read More Wait, what?

Entering a New Season

My siblings and I have been homeschooled our whole lives. We haven’t spent a day in kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, or high school. We’ve learned through textbooks, online resources, and directly from our parents. In Japan, being a homeschooler is an unusual thing that many people are not familiar with. The blank stare is… Read More Entering a New Season

Guess What?

It all started when my family and I were cycling on a nearby trail. After about fifteen minutes of pedaling on the slick asphalt, we stopped at a park to take a break. We got some water and food, and hung out there for a little. And that was when my mom took out her… Read More Guess What?