Summer Wind

The summer wind, came blowin in, from across the sea — Sinatra

A two and a half hour train ride from Tokyo to Shimoda.
A fifteen minute bus ride from Shimoda to Shirahama Beach.
A room at the Gardenvilla Shirahama pension (guesthouse).
A view that blew my mind open.
A typhoon season surf.
A warm summer wind.
A pizza, a beer.
A hot spring soak.
A full moon.

10 Responses to “Summer Wind”

  1. sara says:

    Oh. Wow. (Jaw drops and hits floor.)

  2. Megan says:

    That family is way good looking.

  3. charlotte says:

    this is a whole ‘nother japan. i want to see it.

  4. hannah says:

    things i fully support in this post:

    summer (obv.)
    pairing the word hula with the word hannah
    full moons
    hot springs
    gorgeous japanese people
    stephanie getting to relax

  5. Erik says:

    So I got to the picture with the patio and the railing and the ocean and I literally said out loud, “Oh my god,” in a pleasing baritone.

  6. BF says:

    my heart just skipped a beat. for reals.

  7. cindy says:

    just when i thought i couldn’t love japan much more, you throw in surfing & pizza. the photos of the moon are incredible. i’m glad you’re there to show us so beautifully. enjoy your weekend!

  8. lisa says:

    holy shit– that moon!

    and that endless ocean!

  9. julia says:

    seriously? i concur with the desire to take up residence here. pretty please?

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