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
At last, the time has come for me to announce and introduce to you the new graphics and designs landing in Life in Kyoto. All of them were made by me, and they are sure to make this blog a brighter place. First, the header that has already changed behind the title of the blog.… Read More The New Designs and Graphics!!!!
If you’ve been on this site for a while, you know that the design of it hasn’t changed much. Maybe the fonts and the color changed some, but not much. I’m sure you were disappointed about my lack of graphic design skill. *pauses to listen to your complaints* That’s why I have decided to announce… Read More New Graphics and Designs Coming to “Life In Kyoto”!
Hello, friends! Today, I am going to continue my series about the trip to the southernmost island my family and I went on. But before I do, I want to inform to you that this is my last post of 2020! HAPPY (almost) NEW YEAR! *cheers* 2020 was a really rocky year, but I think… Read More Okinawa Trip #3 ~5 Highlights of My Visit to An Aquarium~
Hello guys! After a month’s break I am at last back to this blog, and I will be writing regularly (maybe even more frequently than I did before). And I did a ton of things in the month of November, hence why I took a LONG break. These things include going on a trip to… Read More I Wrote 50,000 Words Last Month!
My family went on a camping trip to the prefecture of Nagano, located about 400 kilometers (250 miles) away from Kyoto last week. And let me tell you, it was an awesome experience. We got to feel the nice cool breeze (in summer!), climb mountains, enjoy scrumptious foods, relax, and have fun with some friends,… Read More The Nagano Adventure!
Now, this post isn’t about Japan. It’s not about culture, people, prefectures, trips, or anything about that. I thought about doing something I little different today. You see, today, a very amazing writing community and resource opened for registration, and I am excited to share it with you! It is called The Young Writer’s Workshop,… Read More The Young Writer’s Workshop is Open!
Welcome to my second interview, this time with my mom. She was born in a prefecture right next to Kyoto, called Osaka. She went to an international school in Kyoto for college and there she met my dad. Now she teaches and cares for me and my siblings! Q1: What is your favorite part of… Read More Interview #2 ~From the Perspective of my Mom~
Though there was a whole post last week thanks to an unexpected discovery of Wi-fi, this week I couldn’t find much opportunities to write. Because we are in the final week of the vacation, all the things we want to do are packed in to the week, thus making the time is hard. I only… Read More A Large Zoo, a Literature Museum, and the Blue Pond
Thousands of people used to live here, and it was the most densely populated place in the WORLD. But now, NO ONE lives here. Buildings made of concrete are crumbling and collapsing. It has many names: “Battleship Island (Senkanjima)”, “Jail Island” or “Hell Island”, but it is often called “Ghost Island”, or it’s real name,… Read More The Dark Past of Ghost Island