life | all things japanese
although i've never been there, the devastating earthquake & tsunami in japan made me think about how much i feel a connection to that country. they seem to like things just so and i like that, too. watching the videos seems unreal. carefully tended farm land destroyed in the blink of an eye, entire trains missing and a death toll that is rising. now, they have to try and avert a nuclear disaster.
people often think our last name is japanese (or native american). our favorite restaurant is japanese. our car is japanese. my hairstylist is japanese and doesn't speak much english so we look a photos and nod, a lot. and, japanese books are the only ones i own in a language i can't read. we're definitely thinking about all things japanese these days and saying a few prayers. shiawasena shūmatsu (happy weekend).