I recently visited Yamaguchi Prefecture and found out that the first Christmas ever celebrated in Japan was right there. During
The end of this semester is nearly here. I have no lessons today but I still have to be here
The DR30 Skyline is one of the most iconic cars in the 1980s. This restored DR30 looks like it just
Iwaya castle ruins sits within Onojo fortress ruins. Onojo fortress dates back to the 7th century making it probably the
I live only 15 minutes by car away from Onojo. The mountain , Mt Shioji is easily seen from where
This is one of my favourite temple regions and it is a World Heritage Site to boot. You will need
Pictorial of my pit walk from the Super GT race in Autopolis 2019. Captions added. Photos by Stuart
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
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.
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