I finally got around to editing the photos from my trip to Oita earlier this year. Here is Nakatsu castle.
Ikedaya Incident The Ikedaya Incident, in which members of the Shinsengumi attacked and killed anti-Tokugawa activists thwarting their supposed plans
Despite Fukuoka castle being one of the all time great castles of Japan (I’m a bit biased as I live
If you’re a fan of Japanese history as I am I strongly suggest you visit the National Museum in Sakura
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
For about a year I have wanted to visit Hara Castle ruins. I first heard of Hara castle when I
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.
Scanning photos today I found another early map of Fukuoka. I think I took this in the archaeology center in
A statue of Shiro Amakusa. The young Christian rebel who rose up and led a rebellion against the Tokugawa Shogunate.
I have been living in Fukuoka city now for about a year and I’m slowly learning more about this great
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
During the ‘isolation period’ of Japan also known as the Edo Period a few nations were still allowed to trade
While I was living in Kumamoto one of things I really wanted to do is visit the cave Musashi Miyamoto
History of the Japanese Tea Ceremony Drinking of green tea was known in China from the fourth century. Tea plants