SamuraiDave

David Weber

has been a member since Jan 2008 and goes by SamuraiDave.

I’m a vagabond traveler currently teaching English in Japan. I like travel, history, festivals, culture, and good beer. I’ve been to about 30 countries though some no bigger than a kitchen table. I’ve run with the bulls of Pamplona, hiked the Inca Trail, got mugged in Mexico City, floated down the Nile in old boat, climbed the Great Pyramid of Egypt, got ripped at Oktoberfest, and rode the Tokyo Yamanote Halloween Party Train.

Find me at: http://samuraidave.wordpress.com

Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival Relives A Samurai Warlord's Grandeur
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Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival Relives A Samurai Warlord's Grandeur

8 Apr 2013977 views

Kyoto Temple recreates a famed 400-year old Cherry Blossom Party

Cherry Blossom Festival at a Japanese Castle - Matsumoto Castle
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Cherry Blossom Festival at a Japanese Castle - Matsumoto Castle

4 Apr 2013849 views

Beautiful Japanese Castle with cherry blossoms day and night

Giant Japanese Snake Festival - 2013 Year of the Snake
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Giant Japanese Snake Festival - 2013 Year of the Snake

10 Jan 20132326 views

Japanese parade a giant snake made of bamboo and straw through a small town.

Japanese Fire Festival keeps Mt Fuji Goddess from blowing her cool
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Japanese Fire Festival keeps Mt Fuji Goddess from blowing her cool

14 Dec 20121024 views

In the shadow of Mt Fuji, Japanese erected tall wooden torches to honor the goddess of Mt Fuji

Japanese Mask Festival - Menkake Gyoretsu
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Japanese Mask Festival - Menkake Gyoretsu

13 Dec 20121061 views

Japanese mask festival where the participants wear traditional masks which are over 200 years old

Japanese Snow Monkeys Enjoy a Warm Dip to Fight Winter's Chill
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Japanese Snow Monkeys Enjoy a Warm Dip to Fight Winter's Chill

16 Jan 20096214 views

Japan's native monkeys - the macaque - have furry coats which allows them to live in cold climates. They like to visit hot springs.