Friday, December 19, 2014

Saturday, December 6, 2014

3 Years of ROR!

Friday December 5th was ROR Comedy's Three Year Anniversary Show!

It was a great show with some of their best material from the previous years as well as some new material written for this show!

Dan Dorman

 Rodney Smith

 Tom Law

 Tony Romani

Edd Daggers

 Scott Crowe

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Autumn at Amanosan Kongo Temple

One of the best things about autumn in Japan is the brilliantly colourful fall foliage.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Two unusual pets

Mantises are great! They are very interesting to look at, they are quite easy to care for and you can even pick them up gently from time to time.


Sometimes the model was a bit too friendly.
Another easy to care for, though far less active insect, is the stick insect.  
It generally behaves like its namesake, though it can move at a respectable pace.
They've got really tiny cute eyes too.

Teaching about bugs!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Noh Masks

I had the good fortune to be invited by a friend to a gallery showing of a collection of Noh theatre masks.  The masks were produced by a school teacher; who started carving when he had retired from teaching; and students to whom he had taught the carving of Noh masks.  The craftsmanship and artistry was truly astonishing, an incredible amount of emotion is expressed in the masks.