Archive for the ‘Kansai’ Category

Walking home with colleagues after dinner the other night, we passed this cute sign advertising some porcine parking, and I was reminded once again of how fantastic Japanese is for the making of inventive puns. “Boo boo” (ブーブー) is, of course, what pigs say in Japanese and, as my colleagues informed me, it’s also the […]


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 […]


textural (8)

15Apr17

All photos taken with an Asus ZenFone 3.


textural (7)

05Apr17

All photographs taken with an Asus ZenFone 3.