Tag: Chris

The Hidden Art of the Samurai

      “Sorry, I don’t understand. Wakarimassen.” “There is no Miyamoto Musashi picture now.” “But this is the Okayama Prefecture Art Museum right?” “Yes”…

Reflections on a Train

Much of my week is spent traveling on a train. Thankfully overground. And even better in Japan, where they are as efficient as they are…

Honouring the Ancestors

Every summer, in cities and towns all over Japan, young and old people alike honour the spirits of their ancestors in the Obon festival. During…

The Seven Year Plan

“Once you see how expensive fruit is here, you probably wont be eating as much” I was told this by someone shortly after arriving in Japan and thought – you really don’t know me at all do you? Although fruit is certainly much more expensive here than in the UK (4 quid for 3 apples anyone?) there is no-way I’d change a habit started 5 years ago in China.

Japan: The Journey Within

It’s been almost three months since I made the big move to Japan. I came just when the whole Fukushima thing was hitting the fan…

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