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18Mar17

(All photographs taken with an Asus ZenFone 3.)  


March 4th was my birthday, and a completely perfect spring day for a walk. I decided to walk to two local shrines – Toyonaka Inari-jinja and Harada-jinja – mostly on a route that I had never taken before. The first part of my walk was quite familiar and took me past the building that I […]


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09Feb17

All photos taken with an Asus ZenFone 3.


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02Feb17

All photographs taken with an Asus ZenFone 3.


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12Jan17

All photographs taken with an Asus ZenFone 3.


My first shrine visit of the year, referred to as hatsumode (初詣) in Japanese, actually involved visits to two local shrines in Toyonaka. As always, I visited Kasuga-jinja, the shrine where I’ve been making my New Year visits since moving to Japan in 2005. Kasuga-jinja is dedicated to Amaterasu, the sun goddess, among many others, […]


This fine assembly of local magazines, and the beautifully pink event flyer for The Vagina Monologues, landed in my lap courtesy of the more than extremely kind Victoria Garafola. ART MAG Osaka is a fantastic magazine that features articles about artists and performers in the Osaka area, while Kamihikouki (that’s “Paper Airplane” in English) is […]