Anderson Japanese Gardens

An ancient ponda frog jumps inthe sound of water—Matsuo Basho This is a universally accepted western translation of the original Japanese haiku from 1686. It is regarded as one of Basho’s best short poems for its faithful devotion to the 5-7-5 pattern, and most importantly its capture of the Japanese reverence for nature. Japanese art … Continue reading Anderson Japanese Gardens

Gabutto Burger

1410 Golf Road, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Let me begin by talking about McDonald’s in Japan. Yes, you clicked on the post to Gabutto Burger. First, let me tell you how I got here, and then you will know how you got here. Way back in the early 2000s, on a hot summer afternoon, my … Continue reading Gabutto Burger