Awesome Urban Japan Photos by Flickr member “hidesax”

The photographer in me goes crazy whenever I see awesome photos by talented photographers. Flickr is a fertile "looking ground" packed with millions of awesome photos that I sometimes find myself lost in for hours on end. Combine the photographer in me with the Japan lover in me and you have a recipe for non-productivity. Recently … Continue reading Awesome Urban Japan Photos by Flickr member “hidesax”

Yakitori – Japanese-style Grilled Chicken on Sticks

Yakitori is one of those "regular" types of foods the (formerly) picky eater in me wanted to try when I arrived in Japan. After grabbing 3 different flights and making it halfway around the world from Kingston to Tokyo I met up with a Jamaican friend Dave and his Japanese friend in Yokohama super tired but still … Continue reading Yakitori – Japanese-style Grilled Chicken on Sticks

Nijo Castle – Former home of the first Shogun of the Edo Period

Nijo Castle is a massive complex in Kyoto Japan built in the early 1600's as the home of the first Shogun of the Edo Period Tokugawa Ieyasu. The entire Nijo Castle grounds include various buildings, temples, gardens, moats, walls, ponds and watchtowers and unsurprisingly it is one of Kyoto's many UNESCO world heritage sites. Shogun's … Continue reading Nijo Castle – Former home of the first Shogun of the Edo Period

Practical Japanese: Electronic Toilet Controller Buttons

Welcome to the second ediition in a series I am calling "practical Japanese" where I share a photo or video showing hiragana, katakana or kanji being used in a practical everyday sense. The aim is to expand the vocabulary of fellow Japanese learners so they may get familiar with seeing and hopefully using simple Japanese … Continue reading Practical Japanese: Electronic Toilet Controller Buttons