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The Tokaido (東海道)

The Tokaido (東海道)

When I lived in Japan I became aware of the Tokaido (東海道), an ancient road which once connected Tokyo (then Edo) to Kyoto. The Tokaido was the most important of the Edo Five Routes (Gokaidō / 五街道), five routes set up by the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu (徳川 家康) (1543 – 1616) to connect Edo to other parts of Japan during the … Continue reading

WOW! Japan Photo Contest

WOW! Japan Photo Contest

I’ve decided to enter another photo contest, and this is a begging post asking for your votes, dear reader! If you like any of the photos below, please vote for them so I might have a chance of winning a trip to Japan. All you have to do is: 1) Click on the image above … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy

Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy

As some of you will know, I often participate in the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge over on my other blog, Picturing England, but this week I decided it would be appropriate to do it here instead. The theme this week is ‘Happy‘, and Japan is probably the thing that makes me happiest in the whole … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #39

Weekly Shiritori #39

Last week’s post was about Beppu (べっぷ / 別府), so this week I need to start with ぷ (pu). A big thank you to japanaustralia for joining in the game of Shiritori this week and suggesting Puccho (ぷっちょ) – a kind of Japanese sweets, and puroyakyuu (ぷろやきゅう), professional baseball. However, this week I had a burning desire to write … Continue reading

Move by yourself – photographs by Yoshiteru Hagiwara

Move by yourself – photographs by Yoshiteru Hagiwara

Up-and-coming Japanese photographer Yoshiteru Hagiwara, from Hyogo, is currently holding his first solo exhibition at Tony’s Gallery in Shoreditch, and I highly recommend stopping by. Taken around England since 2011, Yoshiteru’s photographs capture rare moments and convey interesting emotions. I really took to both the photographs and the friendly, enthusiastic photographer as I wandered around … Continue reading