Shell Jazz bar, Onomichi

Impressive collection of beautiful shells from all over the world at the Shell Onomichi jazz bar, Hiroshima

Kabukicho RED Light District

Love hotels, host clubs, sex parlors…

Fishing trip with local fishermen in Daisen, Japan

An Adventure in Bread Tasting By Xue Feng Being Addicted to Bread I wasn’t  that addicted to bread a year ago. However, after a half-year stay in Japan, my love towards bread is unstoppable. I drool in front of any bakery store and fascinate about their texture and aroma; wonder what kind of jam or cheese to, Read More

Kyoto Railway Station

Images from Hiroshi Hara’s architectural masterpiece..

Japanese aesthetics

Discover the aesthetics of Japan through these set of ancient ideals.

Hiroshima

August 6, 1945 “Hiroshima had a profound effect upon me.” – Wilfred Burchett 71 years ago, on this day, the world’s first atomic bomb was dropped by a US bomber over the city of Hiroshima. 8:15 AM The time was 8:15 a.m., as recorded by this watch that remained still once the explosion reached, Read More

Hikawa Maru, Yokohama

Hikawa Maru is a luxury passenger liner that operated on Yokohama – Vancouver – Seattle route between 1930 and 1960.

Sake barrels

October 1st is the World Sake Day and we are celebrating! Made from fermented rice, sake is the national beverage of Japan. Sake can be served at the room temperature, hot or cold – depending on the type of sake. With 18% – 20% alcohol, sake is not a strong drink. Easy to drink,, Read More

Japan Good Manners Guide

Going to Japan? Learn the etiquette! A Japan good manners guide for travelers comes handy and the City of Kyoto has has just released the “Akimahen of Kyoto” using smart graphics and an emoji scale of severity for misbehaving. “In Japan, I was immensely impressed by the politeness, industrious nature and conscientiousness of the Japanese people.” – J. Paul, Read More