Sharing some photos shot in the old Japanese capital of Nara, famous for its friendly roaming deer.
This was shot 5 years ago when I was traveling through the Philippines after my first stint living in Japan. Quiapo is part of old Manila: grungy, crowded, and full of character. This place teems with hawkers selling everything you can imagine, from food to school supplies to rosaries. If you’re looking for a place […]
In Japan, springtime means sakura season. The arrival of the magnificent cherry blossoms that colour the whole country whitish-pink is reflected in many aspects of Japanese life, from traditional seasonal sweets in Kyoto to the storefronts of posh Ginza. Happy Easter! Shibuya, Tokyo Arashiyama, Kyoto Asakusa, Tokyo Tokyo Station Arashiyama, Kyoto Tokyo Skytree Sumida, Tokyo […]
When I told my boss back in Canada that I’d be going to Kyushu, he remarked that Kyushu was “real Japan”. Over the course of living here for almost 8 months I’ve realized how influential this island was to Japanese history. Most things considered traditional Japanese, such as zen buddhism, started here. Last week I […]
The Ryukyu Islands, more popularly known as Okinawa, is the southernmost island chain in Japan. Dubbed the “Hawaii of Japan”, these islands are rich in history and culture, being an independent kingdom for hundreds of years before officially becoming a Japanese prefecture in the late 19th-century. It served as the gateway to Japan from China […]
Whirlwind weekend as some friends and I made the beautiful 2-hour drive to Nagasaki to see the Chinese Lantern Festival, the yearly event that lights up the downtown area with lanterns to mark the new year. However, I chose not to concentrate on the festival because I have to admit I wasn’t at my best […]
Japan knows how to relax. They have been perfecting this art for centuries. And for me, there’s no better place to forget about your day than at an onsen. For our end-of-year party, my office went to Yufuin, a very popular onsen resort town in Oita Prefecture, just next door to Fukuoka. It was super […]
I’m reorganizing the photos on this site and decided to move these to their own post. They are some of the best photos I took for the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto for the past three years while I worked as their unofficial social media guy, among other titles. These photos were taken mostly […]