It seems to be matsuri (festival) time everywhere in Japan. Even in Kyoto. A good moment to reflect on life with a haiku from the 17th century poet Basho. He lived at the beginning of the Japanese Edo area. A time in which Japan was closed off from the outside world, which allowed it to develop […]Read more "Even in Kyoto …"
Matsuri (festival) time in Kamakura. Under loud chanting, the locals carry a Mikoshi (shrine) on their shoulders through the streets of Kamakura in the outskirts of Tokyo. Go-go boots are in fashion again, also for men.Read more "Kamakura matsuri"
The rain of July. Shinjuku feigns wet and wild. The emperor reignsRead more "Rain in Shinjuku"