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Joan Itoh Burk

Posts by Joan Itoh Burk :

HOW THE BOYS GET ALL BEST FISH - Otokonoko De Yokatta! 

Good grief, I feel like a grandmother or something! The couple for whom we were nakodo (go-between) last year have had a baby. The couple are the son and daughter-in-law of our local caterer here in Yokogoshi. They now have a baby and grandpa phoned repeating over and over, "otokonoko de yokata" (Happy it's a baby boy. So yesterday I went bearing gifts to view the little object of all the rejoicin...

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Bamboo

After such a long hard winter I want spring to burst on the scene like gangbusters or at least Auntie Marne. I want to know it's here! I want to feel the sun and hear the birds and see the blossoms and new green.

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