a swedish househusband’s stories from japan

everyday beauty

Tonight my son fell asleep lying on my chest; I cannot imagine anything more beautiful. His whole existence is beautiful – the pure innocence of a …
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the color of light

When I came to Japan the first few times I knew almost no Japanese and tried to pick up a few words by listening to …
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triple punched

Times are changing; when starting to write this I feel like this will probably be my shortest blog post so far. Why? Because of a …
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excitement

I have never seen our son as happy as the past week. His cousins and uncle came to visit us and it was like a …
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hanami

Hanami, 花見, literally meaning flower viewing but mostly used for cherry blossom viewing, is I think one of the most popular and favorite past times …
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my little assistant

From time to time I have the chance to do some photography work for the wonderful people at Våges in Sweden. Våges is a company …
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there is always a story

Sometimes when I start to think about what to write in the next blog post, I feel empty, like there is nothing to say, nothing …
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a sign of spring

The slight shift in in temperature, required to make the air coming in from the sea feel soft instead of chilly, has come. The sun …
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a song to the mountains

I cannot get enough of the mountains here in Japan. Every day I feel drawn to them, to see them, to feel them, to walk among …
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a toilet story – part 1

When I came to Japan for the first time 15 years ago, I was mesmerized by the Japanese toilets, not so much by their design …
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