Category: Everyday Life

Okonomiyaki, Hiroshima Style

  As you may know, people in Western Japan are irreconcilable. They’re on the verge of civil war. The lines have been drawn. Sides are chosen. Yes, I’m talking about Okonomiyaki! Which side are you on? Osaka style or Hiroshima style? Those things are taken...

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...