Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...Read More
This afternoon we took a break and played street hockey. Because we’re in Canada this weekend and, well, it’s a very Canadian thing to do.
We also ate maple-frosted donuts and drank Tim Hortons coffee. Also terribly Canadian.
We can only imagine what we would have done for a work break were we in, say, Kathmandu or Rio de Janiero or Doha…