Today is indeed a unique day in the history of the world, more specifically in the country of Japan. Yesterday marked the end of a literal era, the Heisei Era (meaning “peace everywhere”), of Japan. Now with the Crown Prince’s ascension comes the beginning of a new era, known to the world as the Reiwa Era (令和) with a translated meaning of most closely the phrase “beautiful harmony”.
I’m going to touch on one of my favorite tricks related to travel. This time, to make traveling more affordable: getting an airline/hotel credit card. Specifically in my case, the United Card.
Life is full of many joys and so many of them come from exploring God’s magnificent creations. So go! Get out there! Get outside of your comfort zone! Learn about the world and the people in it, first hand. Be open. See things in front of you, without a camera in between.
There’s something strangely exciting about seeing a musical not performed on Broadway. Perhaps it’s not knowing exactly what you’re getting yourself into. Or perhaps it’s knowing that for a musical not from Broadway to be selling tickets, it has to genuinely be good.
It’s been a good 2.5 years since I’ve had the chance to go to an X4 concert, in other words, much too long. Why? Because the atmosphere that Kodai, T-Max, Jukiya, and Yuya create with their music, their spirits, and their fans – there’s just something very special about it.
I’m finally back from the land of the rising sun. I went to Hiroshima, Miyajima (above photo taken there), Usagishima, Kyoto, Matsumoto, Saitama, Tokyo, and Chiba while in Japan, all of which were wonderful!
I have less than 1 month till Japan travels! This time around, I’ll be spending time in Hiroshima, Kyoto, Matsumoto, Saitama, Tochigi, and Tokyo while there and will be taking plenty of pictures and notes for future posts here. But most of all, I’m excited to return to see my old home!