Archive for the ‘Japan’ Category

It’s the rainy season in Japan – the time for tsuyu (梅雨), or ‘plum rain.’ After having lived in Japan for over eleven years, I’ve finally gotten around to buying a proper pair of boots for the season so that I don’t have to spend day after day walking around in soaked shoes. I had […]


square life (2)

16May17

All photos taken with an Asus ZenFone 3, using Instagram filters.


square life (1)

15May17

All photos taken with an Asus ZenFone 3, using Instagram filters.


throat records

02May17

After years of wanting to visit Throat Records, in Nara, I finally had my chance to drop in. Throat, which is run by Takahisa Gomi, offers a fantastic selection of rock, indie, punk, soul, ska, jazz, alternative, and just about anything else you could want. And if you like, you can even take it for […]


In the last couple of weeks I’ve finished writing a paper (handed in on deadline day), given a talk, and prepped like crazy for the new semester. It’s been just a bit tiring, so at the end of the week I rewarded myself with just a small glass of The Chita. The paper that I […]


textural (8)

15Apr17

All photos taken with an Asus ZenFone 3.


textural (7)

05Apr17

All photographs taken with an Asus ZenFone 3.