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Sketches from Japan • Autumn 2013

December 7, 2013

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November 20th -November 27th

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Packed pretty light—just the Tom Bihn Smart Alec and the Co-Pilot.

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Tokyo>Osaka>Kyoto>Nara>Hiroshima>Miyajima>Tokyo

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Going in style—on United. This is my view for 10+ hrs.

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Oh, but “Grown Ups 2″ should keep me entertained.

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Nori was kind enough to let me charge my phone at the counter.

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Time to check in to my capsule hotel and call it a night after a long day.

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Good Morning! I better get down to the showers before it gets too busy.

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GOOD NEWS: There’s a shower open.  BAD NEWS: See “Good News”

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GOOD NEWS: I didn’t lose the second JR pass.

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34.jpegAt 8:15AM the atomic bomb “Little Boy” detonated over Hiroshima.

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Miyajima

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Time to go home— at least I’m flying ANA on the way back. All in all, a great trip. I saw the koyo (fall colors) at their peak while covering a lot of ground in a short amount of time. Yet I didn’t feel too rushed. It was too bad about losing the JR pass, but I didn’t let that get in the way of enjoying my trip.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. December 7, 2013 10:24 pm

    Fantastic, beautiful, and evocative work, Dan! Just like I remember Japan, my home away from home.

    • December 7, 2013 11:39 pm

      Thank you, Allen! I’m glad it resonated with you! Not a bad home away from home, you have there!

  2. Allie permalink
    December 8, 2013 3:06 am

    You never cease to amaze me. Your work gets better every day!

  3. Maji permalink
    December 8, 2013 2:43 pm

    Love each & every sketch – and comment! Wow – thank you for sharing another beautiful trip report!

  4. January 8, 2014 9:31 pm

    A W E S O M E !!

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