Arriving in Japan // Back to Awaji-shima // Kiseki no Hoshi // Trip to Shimane Prefecture // Adachi Museum of Art // Yuushien Garden // Izumo Taisha // Train to Kyoto Blimey, I feel like I’ve done a lot of things in the last few days. Although, I think it does feel like that when… Read More Adachi Museum of Art: a psycho-emotional journey
10(?) Gardens in 18 months // Where Have I been? // Multiple House Moves // A New Job // Back to Japan Adventuring again makes it sound a little like I haven’t been doing any adventuring since my last post. I have- in fact, I’ve been doing A LOT of adventuring- but like all lapsed bloggers,… Read More I’m Adventuring Again
Bonsai Suishoen & Matsusue-Sensei // Understanding the Art // Understanding the Skill // Making a Bonsai // Maintaining Bonsai // Amazing Hospitality! I knew very little about bonsai 盆栽 before this week. Although I have previously read about it (and even tried to make one when I was a student at Threave), I’d mostly forgotten anything I… Read More Bonsai 盆栽 are Bendigedig!
Food errors // Interesting Ingredients // Favourite Foods // Lessons Learnt for Vegetarians Before I came to Japan, I thought I knew quite a lot about Japanese food. I’ve been to Yo Sushi and Wagamama; we have always have miso, udon, soba and tofu in the cupboard: so, what could be so confusing- right? WRONG. It didn’t… Read More FOOD!
6 Days in Tokyo // Sleeper train // Gardens // Food // Architecture // Art // Shopping // Kabuki // Kawaii Monster Cafe // Boat trip // So much plum blossom // Shrines & Temples // Organisational Fail // Fuji-san in the Clouds So here it is, the current capital of Japan. I spent last Wednesday to this… Read More Capitals of Japan: Tokyo
Kabuki // Hirakana Seisuika -Genda Kando // Kagotsurube Sato no Eizame // Hamamatsu Kaze Koi no Yomibito Kabuki is one of the traditional types of Japanese theatre. The main Kabuki theatre, Kabukiza, is in Tokyo and it recently re-opened after being completely rebuilt: amazingly, it was rebuilt with the addition of a skyscraper, in exactly the same plot of land.… Read More Kabuki 歌舞伎