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.
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 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.
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.
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
A couple of weeks ago I visited Raizan Sennyoji in Itoshima. Itoshima is a nice little country suburb a little
Miyamoto Musashi Died On June 13, 1645. Considered one of the greatest samurai of all time, Miyamoto Musashi’s reputation has
The first Kamakura Shogun, Minamoto no Yoritomo, was born on this day, May 9, 1147 Yoritomo’s paternal grandfather, Minamoto no
Miyajidake sits in the northern region of Fukutsu city about 1 hour from central Fukuoka. It is famous for the
Hitoyoshi Castle is not as well known as other castles such as Kumamoto or Nagoya but the history of this
My friend William Baerg is a contributor for the Kumamoto International Facebook page and has nicely agreed for me to
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