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Hidemi Woods 

Singer, Songwriter and Author from Kyoto, Japan.

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Blog posts July 2016

The New Kyoto hr573

When I spent 40 minutes aboard the bullet train bound for Kyoto from Tokyo, an alarming notion popped into my head. “Did I miss Mt. Fuji?” It’s around this time that Mt. Fuji comes into view closely in the bullet train window. Somehow Mt. Fuji is a special mountain for Japanese people. It's said tha…

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Price of Greed hr572

According to my parents, I was such a sullen infant who always put a long face. I had the habit of uttering “Butch!” as if to show dissatisfaction, and I received ‘Butch’ as my first nickname from my parents. When I started talking, I was a child who constantly grumbled. My mother’s impression was t…

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This is the main dish of the hotel's #lunch buffet. Sauteed #pork fillets. #restaurant #Japan This is the main dish of the hotel's #lunch buffet. Sauteed #pork fillets. #restaurant #Japan
The all-you-can-eat #lunch at a hotel in the city. A once-a-year treat, at $24. #smokedsalmon #fish #ham #Japan #restaurant #hotel The all-you-can-eat #lunch at a hotel in the city. A once-a-year treat, at $24. #smokedsalmon #fish #ham #Japan #restaurant #hotel
They are beautifully lined at the highlands of my town. I learned they're called Kochia. #mountains #flowers #Japan They are beautifully lined at the highlands of my town. I learned they're called Kochia. #mountains #flowers #Japan
Found a treat at half price at the supermarket! Delicious hors doeuvre #cheese, at $3. #Japan Found a treat at half price at the supermarket! Delicious hors doeuvre #cheese, at $3. #Japan
A view from my table at the outside #cafe of the highlands in my town. #mountains #Japan A view from my table at the outside #cafe of the highlands in my town. #mountains #Japan
#Lunch special of the day was hot #soba #noodles, #shrimp #tempura and #beef bowl at the #Japanese family #restaurant, $7.50. #Lunch special of the day was hot #soba #noodles, #shrimp #tempura and #beef bowl at the #Japanese family #restaurant, $7.50.
Had beer, #Japanese tea and a sweet rice #dampling at the #cafe next to the ropeway station of the highlands in my town. #mountain #beer Had beer, #Japanese tea and a sweet rice #dampling at the #cafe next to the ropeway station of the highlands in my town. #mountain #beer
Pacific saury #sushi at the conveyor belt sushi restaurant. $1 for 2. #Japan #fish Pacific saury #sushi at the conveyor belt sushi restaurant. $1 for 2. #Japan #fish

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