Misty Mountains and High Speed Trains
Timetraversing preparatory meetings and securing of evidence.
On a rainy day paying a visit to the inland gate.
Goodbye, Naoshima …
On the other side of the island lies the village of pomegranates …
A late afternoon with the scarecrow family.
All the weird and the wonderful, what a splendid day it was. At a place that can only be called Bond Island.
Wherever the journey will take us, ahead lies the sea and unknown islands full of promise.
Just a quick touching base, wishing to return again …
Misuki Shigeru, a little yokai boy and Sakaiminato
Following the busy Mr Cat through the Studios of both Toei and Shochiku in Kyoto.
a seated rock concert …
Prime examples of recreational settings at an inner-city beach.
At the port event, unexpectedly, a giant spider was lurking – taller than a house, spitting out steam and swinging its far too long legs.
Strolling through one of Yokohama’s Western influenced areas. Looking for memories.
Commemorating the encounter with the Outside
Borders, Boundaries become apparent unexpectedly.
Low Clouds encountering the earthly everyday …
The odd nature of the Wedding Industry
There is a little museum with an onsite workshop for the traditional craft of painting silk cloth and patterning kimono.
Kanazawa’s traditional houses are surrounded by gardens of rare beauty and simplicity.
Ninja Dera (Ninja Temple) or formally known as Myoryuji Temple …
Again and again encounters with masks and memories of ghosts … (the Kanazawa collection)
Higashichaya, Nishichaya and Kazuemachi are the three traditional entertainment districts in Kanazawa.
Stunned at the friendliest gold selling shop …
It is called little Kyoto but somehow in some areas there are these houses that evoke Yokohama and the era before the world wars …
exploring one of the houses in the area …
Unexpected Time Tunnel in the Middle of the Street
A first exploration through little Kyoto.
… to commemorate the casualties of aerial bombing during World War II and to appease the spirits of people who died in air raids all over Japan …
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.
Faint echoes of something at the reconstructed Hosokawa residence near the castle …
Remains of the day and reconstructed memories. The dark castle in the South.
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)