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I am nameless

15/December/2023

I am nameless, but...

November: most depressing month

16/November/2023

Memories from nice beautiful autumn are still fresh, yet not ready

University Began

2/October/2023

They knew loneliness is not something they have to avoid. Rather it's comfortable, even friendly

Most Vulnerable Moment

24/June/2023

Any thoughts, any emotions, any memories can invade into our mind, yet we can't resist it at all

A middle-aged man has to be fat

14/June/2023

Excessive self-consciousness & sensitivity are suitable only for a young person

Our Perception

20/April/2023

A coffee served by a nice cafe staff. We have a good impression about this cafe Strange

Japanese Apology

17/April/2023

Unbearable mental weakness of being submissive spontaneously & avoiding all potential conflict by an apology first

Traveling with a book

11/April/2023

I always find hard to read it while traveling

Why are the Japanese so bad at English pronunciation?

8/April/2023

The reason is not Japanese has simpler sounds, but something coming from Japanese morbid mindset

Attractive Names

4/April/2023

The Tale of Genji's chapter titles all sound attractive

Visited the countryside & felt guilty

2/April/2023

Visited grandparent's place last month

A book about a man who got into cosmetics

2/April/2023

I was thinking women use cosmetics only for getting attention. Cosmetics are only about facial beauty

'Thinking' means 'Looking for words'

1/April/2023

Something appears in me Something I want to write about Then, which language to use for this?

Letter and Scent

31/March/2023

This close attention to details, this sensitivity, is something the Japanese in 21th century lost

Question on Literature Studies

31/March/2023

But at some point, I started to feel something unbearable in these literature studies

Difficulty in a long novel

31/March/2023

Feels like I want to celebrate that today I could finally finish reading this extremely long 11th century novel

Haiku poets in Russia

30/March/2023

Came across an interesting book. A collection of Haiku(Japanese style poem) written by 8 Russian ordinary citizens

42nd Chapter: The Tale of Genji

29/March/2023

More than 1 month has passed since I started The Tale of Genji, the oldest novel

Short stay in Nara

19/March/2023

My stay in Nara was quite short

Names contain more history

17/March/2023

Like Kyoto, many old names remain in Nara as a district name

White Russians

12/March/2023

Quite struggling yet still reading The Tale of Genji translated by Tanizaki

Youth

1/March/2023

Waiting as always at Starbucks in the central Tokyo at 21:30 Full of young people, around 15 - 20 y.o.

Reading Abe's memoir

28/February/2023

While talking, something unexpected comes out of our mouth

Unexpected things come out of our mouth

28/February/2023

While talking, something unexpected comes out of our mouth

February

20/February/2023

Towards the end of February, always some reluctant feeling is built up in me

Books to read after travel

18/February/2023

An autobiography by an infamous Italian seducer from 18th Century

Silence in the conversation

10/February/2023

I prefer to have a silence in conversation now

An Outsider Japan

8/February/2023

When exchanging words with local person in Kyoto, in a restaurants/cafes/shops/street, I often feel some slight embarrassment

Loneliness Foreigners Japan

7/February/2023

Over the past several years, foreigners in Japan always catch my eye

Foreigners in Kyoto

5/February/2023

One of the things I found nice in Kyoto is Faces I pass on the street are diverse Languages I hear on the street are diverse

Self Love

2/February/2023

When I go to other country, I always think what a horrible place Japan is

Kyiv―Yoshiko Sai―Etsuko Takano―Kyoto

28/January/2023

During my 1st visit to Kyiv, I often listened to 1976-released-album by Yoshiko Sai

'An Origin of 20 Years Old' by Etsuko Takano

26/January/2023

Past few days, reading a diary written by a Japanese girl Published in 1971 & became popular among the young

Why difficult to enjoy translated books?

25/January/2023

There are 2 reasons here

Too many hopes on youth's shoulder

9/January/2023

Today is national holiday in Japan A day of celebrating people who have turned 20 y.o. and welcome them into adulthood

Easy to be happy

6/January/2023

Easiest way to be happy

Moment & Emotion

31/December/2022

The below is an extract from my diary in March 2017

Cute skinny feminine Korean boys

28/December/2022

This summer in Sarajevo in Bosnia, I came across this street concert

About 2022

25/December/2022

This year will soon come to an end

Tanizaki and Lust

21/December/2022

So far I often mentioned Mishima here, so that I always missed an opportunity to touch another writer, Tanizaki, Will write a bit about him

Countries On One Continent

4/December/2022

Before coming to Tbilisi, I was in Georgia's 3rd city, Kutaisi, a very small town, for 3 days and saw a monument It said the Polish president during WW2, called Władysław Raczkiewicz, was born in this town

Things I dislike in Tbilisi, Georgia

4/December/2022

What I've been annoyed in Georgia is stray dogs and Georgian men

Desire for Eternity

26/October/2022

One of motive for creation is desire for eternity, ecstacy for eternity

Bosnia, Drama, Perspective

19/September/2022

We can easily find 'a drama' in Sarajevo, with a small amount of knowledge that an elementary school history textbook tells us

Queen's death and Me

10/September/2022

Yesterday was a bit strange day My 2nd book was based on my experiences in London where I lived for 2 years I needed to finish it by 8/Sep, because this day 10 years ago, 8/Sep/2012, was the day I left Japan for the UK and my London life began

Scars on the City, Sarajevo

9/September/2022

There is a big cemetery on the way to Yellow Bastion from Sebili It caught my attention because it looked very unusual Very unusual that such a big cemetery exists just 3min away from city's most popular touristic spot

Latin Bridge, First World War and Abe

7/September/2022

Here is where Austrian crown prince and his wife were killed in 1914

Bosnia and Ukraine ― Scars of memory

4/September/2022

When seeing the Bosnian flag for the first time, I thought about Ukrainian flag Just because, this blue & yellow color combination Such a petty resemblance In my original plan, Bosnia was not on the list

Mountains in Bosnia

25/August/2022

What I'm pleased in Bosnia is being able to see mountains Mountain is always tightly related to my memory of Japan because mountains can be seen almost everywhere there

My Thoughts about Shinzo Abe 3

14/July/2022

Watching the scene of ex-prime minister Abe's private funeral So many were gathering in the temple in the central Tokyo and so many shouted their thank you & gratitude to Abe

My Thoughts about Shinzo Abe 2

9/July/2022

It's been quite surprising for me after I wrote about Japan's ex-prime minister Abe last Friday 

My Thoughts about Shinzo Abe 1

8/July/2022

I got lots of DMs about Abe, like 'News about him keeps showing up' 'Who is he? Is he a good guy?' 'Very unusual to hear gun incident in Japan' etc.

An Era of Emotion

16/January/2019

Soft man, feminine man, beta man etc......, many words are

Uncontrollable Nature of Life : Reading 'The Temple of Dawn'

26/December/2018

Today I started to read Mishima’s 'The Temple of Dawn'

We Live in the Middle of a Transition

21/November/2018

We tend to think that our parent or people in the past had more stable

'How to Die?' ― the 2nd Question

27/August/2018

The first question we face in our life is How to Live?

A Note from Summer

27/August/2018

Every single moments were as beautiful as my memories, as beautiful as she was, as beautiful as......