In previous editions I covered my woodblock art in connection with Gifu Prefecture, and we now move to another neighbor of Aichi, the probably lesser-known Mie. The architecture and the region itself are, in many... more
Continuing my travels in Mie, we leave Ise and to go round the coast past Toba. Thoughts of idyllic bays with hidden beaches can be shattered though if you miss the not-so-well-signposted villages that sometimes... more
The interesting thing about being a foreigner in Japan is that you get to see the various mergings, combinations and adaptations that happen when cultures collide. Take your average, reasonably fluent gaijin in Japan. When... more
It’s a Wednesday, and yet another chilly night on the streets of Nagoya. But despite the cold temperatures I’ve rugged myself up, wearing all my thermal underwear as well as a few extra layers, and... more
Bumphy’s Irish Pub, located in Kakuozan, is home to some fine live music by a veritable plethora of musicians: Tom Bauerle, David Dycus and Gerry Meister are just a few of the local performers that... more
Faith does not consist of what the world believes. It consists of what the individual believes, or perhaps more precisely, of what the individual would like to believe.
I like to believe that I am a... more