Gate to the World
Strolling through one of Yokohama’s Western influenced areas. Looking for memories.
Borders, Boundaries become apparent unexpectedly.
The odd nature of the Wedding Industry
It is called little Kyoto but somehow in some areas there are these houses that evoke Yokohama and the era before the world wars …
There is an area near Osaka Further info: Universal Studios Japan described on Wikipedia
Hidden in the mountains of Hyogo Prefecture there is the old Ikuno silver mine. Visiting the site and crawling in its dark tunnels unearths memories of times long gone by.
CINDERELLA (with a different end), a Ghost Story
A cake from the West, a cake from the East
and Tomisaburo Kuraba
In Memory of the Glovers (and the Nagasaki Foreign Settlement during the late Edo, Meiji Period and its echoes in the Taisho Period)
Passing by a story comes to mind.
Legend has it that someone took a Dutch village and single-handedly whisked it away to the far shores of Japan, where it was grafted into the existing landscape.
Gateway to the World
Up, up the hill … lies a villa, behind bushes of hydrangeas …
Visiting the Center of Nuclear Rememberance
Wordless at the Memorial Park
A city in a city, or a theme park in a shopping mall?
Intergalactic state junction
An exhibition dedicated to Fukuzawa Yukichi, author, translator, educator, entrepreneur and one of the intellectual founding fathers of modern Japan.
On a rainy day in Shinsekai, just a brief encounter.
Mosaic Garden without the Sight
Touching the Ground and Arrival