Visiting Japan’s biggest porcelain festival in Arita

If I had to name a favorite city in Japan, then that would certainly be Arita in Saga Prefecture. Why? Probably because I lived there for two years and associate so many memories with this little town. For example, I love the cute one-car train which connects Arita with its neighboring city Imari, the beautiful… Visiting Japan’s biggest porcelain festival in Arita weiterlesen

Tokyo on film: Waseda reflections

As a university student I spent an exchange year at Waseda University in Tokyo. I was living quite close to the campus, in a dormitory for foreign students, where I shared a very tiny room with a Chinese girl (but that’s yet another story …). That is why for me there is more to Takadanobaba… Tokyo on film: Waseda reflections weiterlesen

An analogue afternoon in Osaka, Namba

Anyone who has been to Osaka, has certainly visited Namba as well, THE entertainment and street food district in the city. The area is mainly popular for its huge ‘mascots’ that decorate the walls of many izakaya restaurants and snack shops, and that can be anything which attracts attention, from giant crabs to pufferfishes and… An analogue afternoon in Osaka, Namba weiterlesen

Inspiring Japanese Photographers to follow on Instagram

(English only today…) I haven’t been a very diligent blogger lately. One of the reasons for this is that I was really busy, working long hours and only coming home before midnight to just fall into my bed and be too tired to even be frustrated about it. Welcome to Japan’s end of old/ beginning… Inspiring Japanese Photographers to follow on Instagram weiterlesen