Thankyou to the new people who have followed me. I hope you can enjoy Japan as much as I do.
Yoshinogari is a a large moated town from the Yayoi Period (300BC-300AD). The Yoshinogari Yayoi ruins were found in 1986
Spring is here and it’s car show season in Japan. I haven’t done this before but I’m going to showcase
I have been to the Sapporo Beer factory a few times but the mission was always to eat as much
I visited Akizuki castle ruins last Thursday. It was a nice drive from Fukuoka. The region of Asakura city quite
I have a new article on Taiken Japan. https://taiken.co/single/hakata-ori-experiencing-the-traditional-weaving-of-fukuoka/ This is about the famous silk weaving traditionally from Hakata. Enjoy.
It’s been a little while since I reviewed a ukiyo-e print so here we go. This print is from the
A few years ago I wrote about the history of Kendo. I recently updated the post and submitted it as
Happy Thursday! I’m going to start posting some new blogs which only focus on my photography. Articles are great but
History of the Japanese Tea Ceremony Drinking of green tea was known in China from the fourth century. Tea plants
I haven’t done a post for a while about one of my favourite Ukiyo-e print series. So lets have a
I visited Shiga back in 2016 in January. I was expecting it to be cold but I was pleasantly surprised
I had a day off today and it wasn’t raining so I decided to visit Lafcadio Hearn’s residence just down
The rain misted down and I had two choices: the road up the hill, or the one alongside the river.
In Japanese folklore the female demon (oni) Hannya figures prominently. Often depicted in traditional Noh and Bunraku plays using a
The Battle of Shiroyama, the battle that inspired the final scenes in the movie The Last Samurai, took place on
On the hill overlooking the historical Bikan area is the ancient Achi Shrine. According to the Nihonshoki (Chronicles of Japan)
(Tenshu-kaku from the south) (Tenshu-kaku from the north. You can see the irregular shape of the base floor from this
Shukkeien gardens date back to 1620, a year after feudal lord Asano Nagaakira was made lord of Hiroshima. Asano’s principal
I went to Onomichi today hoping for clear skies and cherry blossoms. One came true, the cherry blossoms are in