Hi everyone. Please note that this was originally written back in 2016 I think, I am in the middle of
Two of my favourite Japanese travel books were written by Alan Booth. The Roads to Sata (1986) and Looking for
Browsing my photos over the weekend I realised one of the photos I posted last week has a connection with
I have a lot of old photos on my hard drive so I thought I would share some with you.
Found this comprehensive list of journals for Asia and Japan. I have used some of these but I will be
Tokyo – A trove of ancient documents unearthed at the Vatican could shed light on the brutal crackdown on Christianity
Famous old Kiso Kaido. Historic walk between two post towns that links Kyoto with Edo.
The Tale of Genji SPECIAL TO THE JAPAN TIMES This is a must read for those of you interested in
Just a short post. I found this photo of Osaka Castle from the 50s when it was being rebuilt after
While in Japan in September 2013 I visited Asakusa, Sensoji. While walking down the Nakamise I found a shop specialising
Origins of Japanese tattoos.
Something a little different to what I usually put up here. I have been working on this project for over
Some of the claims to sovereignty over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands don’t hold up well under scrutiny, argues Tadashi Ikeda. A
Story about Yukio Mishima. On the 25th Nov 1970 Mishima committed seppuku while standing on a balcony in a
It is sometimes difficult to tell if the resource you find is actually an original (primary) source or not. I
I have finally done some updating of my book and Journal listings. If you are interested in learning more about
A few notes from a poster presentation I did about the Tokugawa family and the Edo Period. History of the
I have visited several museums which have some great Jomon artefacts, most recently in Hokkaido. Last year I went to
I visited Senso-ji earlier this month and it is by far the busiest temple I have been to. On a
Browsing the web last night I came across an interesting question. Why didn’t the Japanese find the Americas before the