Monthly Archive: December 2011

Dec 31 2011

27th Week

And a happy new year! A short video about how the Japanese people celebrate new year’s eve. It’s also a Japanese custom to eat Soba – Japanese noodles – at new year’s eve. No, no fireworks :( Sylvester 2011_2012 von Daaaaaaaaaaaax Updates part two: sixth week: Photos of the Kirari Kids (the children I taught …

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Dec 26 2011

26th Week

Merry Christmas! The last Christmas holiday and then it will already be over again :( I hope everybody enjoyed the time and had a nice Christmas. So I will start updating the blog this week. Since this is quite a lot of work it might take one or two weeks. Following will be improved: The …

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Dec 22 2011

25th Week

Snow, Snow Snow!!! :) :) :) Yes, even though the Japanese people don’t really celebrate Christmas – less than one percent of Japans population are Christians – we will definitely have a white Christmas. But like in Germany the Japanese people tend to assimilate lots of customs from the U.S. Americans that come with Christmas. …

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Dec 21 2011

24th Week

The dark side of the moon Okay it’s once again picture time. This time of the Senso-ji-Temple in Tokyo also shot in late September. When walking through the temple complex there a woman asked me if her little daughter – maybe five perhaps six years young – might ask me some questions. So I bent …

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Dec 20 2011

23rd Week

The big good bye He gave me shelter when I was broke. He helped me find a job in Tokyo. He let me stay at his place for free even when I finally found a job and offered to pay rent. He corrected most of my blog threads. Together we philosophised about life, enjoyed lots …

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Dec 14 2011

22nd Week

for people who are dead in the water

To be in hot water There are many Onsenhotels all over in Japan. So why would anybody take the effort to go to an Onsen located at 5900 feet altitude in the middle of the mountains? Well, there may be many Onsens in Japan but not many with real volcanic sulphur water with a high …

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Dec 11 2011

21st Week

Sulphur pit and snow :)

Mountain Mania So far I have been very lucky with my stay in Japan, and with my jobs as well. I am currently working in an Onsen Hotel in Manza. The mountain site is simply a dream come true, with crystal clear night skies – a nice diversion compared to Tokyo’s starless sky – and …

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Dec 09 2011

20th Week


Drenched Drinker As I am delayed with my blog – the work here in Manza is very demanding – only a brief update about week 20. After all I arrived safe and sound in Manza, was provided with free board and lodging with a big room even for European standards. I also don’t have to …

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Dec 09 2011

19th week

Sleepless in Shuttle After another sleepless night on an airplane I arrived at Narita Airport for the second time. This time even more packed with stuff compared to the first time. I brought my bicycle trailer and my snowboard. Well, since I don’t have my own bicycle (I used my sister’s bicycle for the Hamburg …

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