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travels in tokyo: a shrine to stationery

| shopping, things to do in tokyo | 2 Comments
In early April, and a month on from Miko-chan telling the sad tale of how she came to be lost, Kiku the little fox was sitting in the garden with...

thunder speaks…

| fox almanac, seasons, spring, weather | 2 Comments
When Kiku consulted the almanac on 31st March he found that the seasonal marker for the next five days was entitled “thunder speaks”. He found Mama Kōjin sitting outside and...

lost and found…

| japan, small tales from the big city | No Comments
One day in early March, Kiku found Miko-chan sitting on the front step to the Bamboo Bathhouse, lost in thought. Not wanting to disturb her, he sat quietly next to...

spring haze appears…

| fox almanac, seasons, spring | 2 Comments
One day in late February, the inhabitants of the Bamboo Bathhouse sat around the breakfast table discussing the current ‘ko*’ or 5-day seasonal marker, which Kiku had discovered read ‘haze...