Centennial cedars

Centennial cedars

Togakushi, Nagano

These trees at the top of a mountain leading to a shrine are hundreds of years old, some reaching 700-800 years! Did the planter of these trees realize how long these trees would last? How many people they would inspire? How many people would trek halfway across the world just to witness them?

It’s amazing to think that the trees themselves could care less about any of that, and just continue to do what they do: grow.

I want to be able to do something that could leave a long-lasting and inspirational mark.

Canada-inspired onigiri


I was really surprised to find these rice balls selling at the convenience store today. This after searching in vain for a Canadian food restaurant in Tokyo. I am still unsure about how ‘ginger pork’ is considered a Canadian flavour , but nonetheless the onigiri tasted pretty good.

My Canadian onigiri flavour idea: maple-bacon onigiri. Wouldn’t that be nice?