Sometimes it feels like someone set up a shot just for me to find. This was one of those occasions. Yeah, I’m gonna get all artsy fartsy about it. I just love the trio of textures on the walls and […]
Monthly Archive: July 2017
There are actually hundreds of statues at Zojo-ji Temple. I wrote a bit about them in my previous post. I am unsure what this one represents, but I’m a sucker for complementary colours.
Zojo-ji Temple on Tokyo is the family temple of the Tokugawa Shoguns that ruled Japan from 1600 until 1868. If you’re like me, you know them better as the fictionalized Toranaga Shoguns in James Clavell’s novels Shogun and Gaijin (amazing […]
There are so many cities that are completely dead at night. The office workers go home to the suburbs and there’s no one left. Tokyo is definitely not one of those cities. All through the night it’s bright and full […]
I don’t know if it’s a universal tendency, or if it’s just me, but when I travel to a new city I can’t help but relate it to cities I have been to before. So while wandering Tokyo, I was […]
Yes, it’s true. I was completely fascinated with all the vending machines in Japan. My wife was alternately amused and annoyed because I couldn’t resist trying something new almost every time we encountered one (or, more usually, a group of […]