Category: Everyday Life

After the Hanami

  Cherry Blossom season ended a while ago. However, that’s not a reason not to share some pictures of that brief moment when all the petals are on the ground. A moment that can sometimes be as beautiful as when the flowers are blooming.  ...

Cherry Blossoms at Kikaku Park

  Hanami (flower watching) almost didn’t happen this year. The timing got all messed up (the flowers were in bloom one week late because it remained cold until the end of March). Then, the rain didn’t help. It’s been two years now that late March, early April...

People on Naoshima

  Sometimes, while waiting for the ferry in Miyanoura Port, I think that the people on Naoshima make interesting photography subjects, don’t you?   I never fully understood the act of taking a picture in front of something else. At least, she’s not just standing...

Coming Soon to Ogijima: Damonte & Co

  There is currently a small problem on Ogijima. In 2016, two of its most popular cafés have closed. Murakami Shoten, the small restaurant owned and managed by Ms Murakami for about 60 years or so recently closed. Ms Murakami’s health didn’t allow her to...

Building a Boat for Ritsurin Garden

  If you visited Ritsurin Garden these past couple of years, you know that now there are a couple of boats on the south pond that allow you to discover the garden from a different perspective (full disclosure: I have yet to ride one of...

Anpanman Train in Takamatsu

  As you may know, Anpanman, or rather his creator, Takashi Yanase, is originally from Shikoku (albeit, Kochi, not Kagawa). As a consequence, Anpanman is probably even more ubiquitous on Shikoku than in the rest of Japan (don’t mark my words, I didn’t actually research...