My first full day in Japan for the spring 2018 tour was made so very extra-special by my support team here in Fujiomiya.  After a well earned night’s sleep we went off on an adventure!  Some of these photos feature the cherry blossoms, which are just beginning in this part of Japan.  If you have…

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On Wednesday afternoon I arrive at Haneda International Airport to begin my spring tour of Japan.  I would love to say that I am used to the hurried last minute preparations for my extended stay, the twelve hour flight, and arriving at my first destination after 25 hours in motion, but that wouldn’t be true.  What…

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Right now I am in the charming little city of Fujinomiya, which, as the name suggests is right at the foot of Mount Fuji, one of the most revered symbols of Japan.  Mt. Fuji is often shy, not showing its beautiful self, and today was one of those days.  We (Yuka san, Chiharu san and Megumi…

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Here in the beautiful little town of Fujinomiya, at the foot of Mt. Fuji, I have found so many reasons to be joyful.  First off, working with Chiharu Yamada at Elpis salon is a true delight; from the people who came to see Ashtar, to the salon itself, and especially the love that has been…

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Somewhere between Tokyo and Fujinomiya I must have lost my attention.  I am working at Elpis, which translates to peace, and my space is called “The Dragons Den” which is so cool!  We are at the foot of the glorious Mt. Fuji, which, as you can see from the photo, is devoid of snow for…

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