Today is World Smile Day! The first Friday of every October is celebrated around the globe as World Smile Day. … More
Talking about rooms with a view … I admire Japanese innovation. Forget sushi & anime. My most lasting impression of … More
As mentioned in my previous post, I am a bit food obsessed. It’s why I find some Japanese shows intriguing. … More
In a recent conversation with Moon and Amanda , we got to talking about Japanese food. Looking back, I realize … More
Passages between crowded buildings can be nasty. But the Golden Gai alleys take you away to magical mysterious places. Brought … More
This week’s Friendly Friday Challenge: Design was a tough one. I don’t normally take pictures of well designed structures, buildings … More
Angel of light and illumination Hidden and found In a dark alley in Tokyo re: Friendly Friday Challenge: Illumination Photo … More
Hidden away from the glittery lights of Shinjuku is a warren of bars and pubs called Golden Gai. Like Omoide … More
I am not a fan of architectural photographs. Intellectually, I know that skyscrapers are marvels of engineering, science and technology. But as photographic subject matter? Eh. I find them cold and uninspiring.
The first time I visited Japan in 2009, I was startled by the toilets. Almost as much as I was by the Beijing toilets, but in a totally different way. Whereas the Chinese squat toilets forced me to get reacquainted with the basics, Japanese toilets scared me with their advanced electronics.