Month: September 2019

Walk this way

I signed up for a lot of free walking tours during my first year in Japan. My favorite guide remains to be Ziggy of the Shinagawa Systemized Goodwill Guide (SGG). He introduced us to Daikanyama, took great photos, and patiently waited us out while we fanboyed/fangirled over Terrace House spots.

Goshuin girl

A year ago, I got my first ever goshuincho or, literally, book of seals. Along with it came my first goshuin or a seal as proof of temple visit from Kawasaki Daishi. This particular temple is well known for warding off evil. Although yakuyoke (warding off evil) is usually done at the start of the …