A little while ago when I lived in Mihara in Hiroshima I had the opportunity to see a beautiful sunset.
Last May a friend of mine (Audrey) from Australia came to Fukuoka and we had a chance to meet up
Ikedaya Incident The Ikedaya Incident, in which members of the Shinsengumi attacked and killed anti-Tokugawa activists thwarting their supposed plans
RevSpeed magazine had it’s first track day at Autopolis for this year. Autopolis is a great circuit in the mountains
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
Last summer I went to Beppu for a few days. Unfortunately as the trip drew closer Kyushu was hit by
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