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For Mont 24 riders - at least no Snow!

A few images of a bike race I saw in Odaiba recently.
  // Below is a few images of a bike race I saw in Odaiba, Tokyo, in Snow! So for my friends racing in Mont 24 this year, harden up, at least it should be this cold :) http://pgd.id.au/concrete5/index.php/blog/2014/02/mont-24-riders-least-no-snow/

17th Japan Media Arts Festival

Some personal highlights from a visit to the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival held at the National Arts Center, Roppongi, Tokyo.
  // On 11 February 2014 I had the opportunity to explore the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival. The festival was hosted at the National Art Center, Tokyo, which is in Roppongi, a… http://pgd.id.au/concrete5/index.php/blog/2014/02/17th-japan-media-arts-festival/

First snow day in Tokyo

We've chilled (i.e. frozen) our way through our first snow day in Tokyo.
  // Today was our first day of snow in Tokyo, and by day, I mean a full day. The snowstorm started earlier this morning resulting in a white covering of just about everything … http://pgd.id.au/concrete5/index.php/blog/2014/02/first-snow-day-tokyo/

Snow in Tokyo

Today we've had snow at home.
  // A quick note that we've had snow in Tokyo. While it has snowed in Canberra before, it certainly didn't have the look of what we're witnessing here at the moment. That also… http://pgd.id.au/concrete5/index.php/blog/2014/02/snow-tokyo/

Okinawa Part 2: Ishigaki. Taketome. Beni-emo.

This is final instalment of a two part post about our Okinawa holiday over the New Year period, where we visited Ishigaki-jima, Taketome-jima, and ate Beni-emo.
  // This is final instalment (part two) about our recent trip to Okinawa. Part one is here. From Okinawa we fly by Peach airlines, a wonderful little discount airline, to I… http://pgd.id.au/concrete5/index.php/blog/2014/01/okinawa-part-2-ishigaki-taketome-beni-emo/

Okinawa Part 1: Markets. Castles. Beachs.

A short image-based post of part of our recent 10 day explore of Okinawa prefecture, Japan, first stop, Okinawa-hontõ.
  // We're back in Tokyo after a short 10 day trip exploring Okinawa prefecture. I think the saying planes, trains and auto-mobiles covers how we got around. We flew by SkyMark… http://pgd.id.au/concrete5/index.php/blog/2014/01/castles-beachs-butterflys-sunsets/

Akemashite Omedeto

Happy New Year!
  // A short post to wish you Akemashite Omedeto [Happy New Year] from Naha, Okinawa. http://pgd.id.au/concrete5/index.php/blog/2014/01/akemashite-omedeto/

Lights. Shops. Glow-sticks.

A Christmas eve/day/night to remember.
  // While these three words do not seem to naturally group together they do embody our first Christmas living overseas as residents of Tokyo. As far as Christmas days go it ha… http://pgd.id.au/concrete5/index.php/blog/2013/12/lights-shops-glow-stick-action/

Christmas eve in Tokyo

Christmas eve in Tokyo is the same as any other day; but with Christmas marketing.
  // I am finding Christmas eve in Tokyo is a little surreal. All the marketing is there, the carols in the shops, the Christmas lights and the trees. There's hundreds[1] of pe… http://pgd.id.au/concrete5/index.php/blog/2013/12/christmas-eve-tokyo/

Two earth quakes felt in Tokyo so far today

Two earth quakes in Tokyo so far today, The Japan Times recently did a feature on earthquakes, spooky.
  // So far today, 21 December 2013, we've had two earthquakes we could feel in Tokyo, four in total in Japan at the time of writing (13:45 JST). The first was at 01:20 JST, de… http://pgd.id.au/concrete5/index.php/blog/2013/12/two-earth-quakes-so-far-today/

Possible mid-December snow in Tokyo

According to a news report there is the chance of snow in downtown Tokyo in mid-December.
According to a news report there is a chance of snow in downtown Tokyo in mid-December, first time in eight years. I think our mid-Winter holiday in a warmer part of Japan won'… http://pgd.id.au/concrete5/index.php/blog/2013/12/possible-mid-december-snow-tokyo/

Learning to make Sushi in Japan

Paul had fun attending a decorative sushi workshop sponsored by TIEC.
TIEC offered residents a course in decorative sushi making and I leaped at the opportunity. The course was offered in a conference room on the fourth floor of the TIEC administrat… http://pgd.id.au/concrete5/index.php/blog/2013/12/learning-make-sushi-japan/