Monthly Archives: June 2011

Lady Gaga: Japan is open for business

Lady Gaga has been supportive of the country since disaster struck: After participating in the “Songs for Japan” charity album and donating the proceeds of the sale of her “We Pray for Japan” wristband, she will visit the country in … Continue reading

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Road secrets

Newsbit from Jennifer: “We’ve found some great ice cream and Japanese pizza places that you might want to include on your tours. We’ll include that information in our full report :)” Can’t wait…

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Enough plums

Processed the last couple kgs into ume miso & ume soy sauce. Watching fermentation is great pastime for rainy days.

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Ume picking

Took advantage of a lull in the rain to scavenge our centenarian neighbour’s plum trees: 15kg of utterly sour Japanese ume plums. Made 2kg plum jam; tomorrow boil down 2l jelly & make 16l umeshu plum alcohol (‘opleggen’).

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News from Jennifer & Machiel

Hi Thomas! We are on Shikoku – Shimanto city. Did you know the city halls have libraries with free internet use? We did find the Dutch guy. Unfortunately he was an older fellow and not very sociable. I think he … Continue reading

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Newborn Japan Biker

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