Takayama Jinya, 高山陣屋

Takayama Jinya is a restored government building dating back to the Edo period (江戸時代) . A jin'ya (陣屋) - not to be confused with jinja (神社) - a shinto shrine - was the administrative headquarters of a small area or domain under the Tokugawa shogunate. A domain that is assessed to potentially generate 30,000 koku... Continue Reading →

El Gato Coffee House, Houston

I was looking for a kitty fix the other day. Unlike Jakarta, it's really rare to see a cat wondering around in Houston. So looked up cat cafe and I found one called El Gato Coffee house, down at the Houston Heights. The coffee house closes at 6PM so I went straight ahead from work... Continue Reading →

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