Tagged: Tradition

Decay in the Seto Inland Sea

    Even if they make great photo subjects, abandoned houses on the Seto Inland Sea islands are always a bit depressing. A constant reminder that their survival hang only by a thread. I don’t remember where I took this picture (it was a few years...

Gion’s Geishas

  For this first post about my recent trip to Kyoto I’m going to tell you about one of the most famous neighborhoods in the city: Gion. Famous because, on top of being one of the traditional neighborhoods, it also is Kyoto’s main Hanamachi, if...

Hatsumode at Iwaseo Hachiman-gū, 2013 Edition

Hatsumode at Iwaseo Hachiman-gū, 2013 Edition

  OK, it’s getting a bit late to talk about Hatsumode (the first visit of the year to the shrine) and other things related to New Year’s in Japan, so I’ll be quick, with just a few pics and commentaries. Just like last year, we...

Kagawa crafts

Kagawa crafts

  Last November, the 11th Asia-Pacific Bonsai Suiseki Convention took place in Takamatsu. I didn’t tell you about it, because I didn’t actually attend it, and didn’t see any of the exhibits (I was busy looking for an apartment, starting my new job and those...

Ah Japan, such a mix of tradition and technology!

Ah Japan, such a mix of tradition and technology!

    (by the way, I’ll be in Paris for the next 8 days, while I’ll have my computer with me, don’t expect much activity on the blog during that time… maybe a little, who knows?)