Tag: Japan

Kirsten Gum’s travels in Japan, where she has also taught raw food classes and catered raw retreats – or would like to do so!

Temple Hopping in Kyoto

Temple Hopping in Kyoto

[ 0 ] November 9, 2010 |

I know it’s crazy and sounds a little backwards, but I’ve been in Kyoto for 4 days and am just now getting time visit some of the well known temples and shrines.  The truth is you just can’t visit them all or you would go nuts running around this city, so I picked a few more »
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Photos:Teaching Raw in Japan

Photos:Teaching Raw in Japan

[ 0 ] November 7, 2010 |


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Osaka, Masako and the love of Chocolates

Osaka, Masako and the love of Chocolates

[ 1 ] January 8, 2010 |

I feel like I’ve been in a time machine. I swear I love the train system here. I can settle into my seat, pull out my computer, or book, or breakfast and just chill. I will never really understand why some people choose to drive to work when the train is right by them and more »
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Shizouka Thoughts

Shizouka Thoughts

[ 2 ] January 7, 2010 |

It’s time to move to another destination and I’m up super early. It’s the first time this entire trip I’ve seen it rain and the air is extra fresh. As custom during this excursion, Miyumi met me at my killer hotel and walked me to the train station. Did I mention I had the top more »
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Shizouka Raw Food Class

Shizouka Raw Food Class

[ 0 ] January 7, 2010 |

Shizouka is one of those cities off the beaten tourist track, but I’m not here to sight see — although I did take an afternoon to go stare at Mt. Fuji (see my “Au Naturel” blog kirstengum.com). I’m here to teach a class for my student and friend Miyumi. Miyumi has a food studio called more »
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Fujisan – Mt. Fuji

Fujisan – Mt. Fuji

[ 0 ] January 7, 2010 |

I felt honored that the elusive Mt. Fuji (Fuji-san in Japanese) emerged throught he clouds as my train pulled into the city of Shizouka. It looks almost unreal as its snow capped top unveils itself from the clouds. Thank you universe. This mountain dominates the region west of Japan and climbing it has many sacred overtones. more »
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