I am aware of the Toyotomi campaign in Korea but I was pleasantly unaware to the extent of the construction
The origins of the name “Yamagata” can be traced back to the early Heian Period (794-1192) of Japan. A dictionary
Wow, so busy teaching at the moment so I haven’t had time to do any more research into my next
The Sea of Okhotsk to the north and northeast of Hokkaidō plays no significant role in recorded Japanese history until
Riding the circular Yamanote Line on a Sunday in Tokyo, it is easy to daydream. Those who have found themselves
Last year my family and I visited the Sapporo Beer Factory. I have been there a few times but the
I never get tired of going to Mt Hiei and taking photos. The three Enryakuji temple complexes are fabulous and
Great photo of Kiyomizu Temple from the 1880s.
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
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.