Reminders of Silence in Karuizawa

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Last Saturday was Culture Day in Japan when schools all over Japan organize festivals. Since it was a rare day for me to take a day off, T’s parents took us to Karuizawa, a small resort town north of Tokyo. If you ask most Japanese about Karuizawa, the first thing they say is that many rich people have second homes there. Yoko Ono’s family, for example, had a home there, and she and John Lennon spent many summers in the village. Continue reading