Random bits from Easter イースターの色々なこと

A few more shots from Easter in Kansai that didn’t really fit into contained stories of their own.  I guess the big highlight-that-wasn’t was the big Mitstuyama Taisai; directly translated to “three mountains big festival”.  This is a cultural festival in Himeji city that has been held every 20 years since 1533.  That’s pretty impressive … More Random bits from Easter イースターの色々なこと

Japan’s World heritage sites 日本の世界遺産

It’s been quite a dry spell recently, photographically.  I seem to be in quite a slump shooting in Hong Kong.  I’ve tried heading to different parts and even using different camera formats to try and break out of it, but for the most part, when I am out, the camera hardly leaves the bag.  Part … More Japan’s World heritage sites 日本の世界遺産

Asian adventure Pt. 2 アジアアドベンチャー 第二回

Ok, so you’d have to be living on a different planet not to know that Japan, particularly northern Japan has been having a hell of a time since March 11th.  Not only do the after effects of the quake and tsunami continue to plague the country physically but tourists are staying away in droves at … More Asian adventure Pt. 2 アジアアドベンチャー 第二回

Kansai 関西

I really love the Kansai region of Japan. There is so much history in the area. Nara, Kyoto and Osaka have all had turns at being the capitol city of Japan at one point in history. 関西地方は大好きです。面白いし、たくさん歴史があるし、きれいだと思います。さらに奈良と京都と大阪も日本の歴史の中に京がありました。 One of the aspects of all the major cities of Kansai is that they all have a distinct … More Kansai 関西