Tagged: Tradition

Karato Fall Matsuri on Teshima

Fall is coming! And with it, the various Fall matsuri, which are numerous in the Setouchi area, probably because they’re harvest matsuri, and we’re still in a quite rural part of Japan. Among them, one of my favorite matsuri. I try to never miss it...

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...