A few weeks ago some people from my photography class planned a Kimono outing in Kawagoe,- and as I had just learned how to wear a kimono last year, I very much looked forward to this little trip. Kawagoe really turned out to be a great location for taking photos, due to its‘ Edo-style houses … Mehr A Kimono Day in Kawagoe
One of the best vacations I spent traveling in Japan was on Ishigaki island in Okinawa, and in March I had the chance to visit Miyakojima as well, which is a little bit closer to Okinawa’s main island and is said to have the most beautiful beaches in Japan. I actually went there to celebrate … Mehr Miyakojima – Five Days in Paradise
Although brunching does not seem to be very much known in Japan, yet, today we got up early and had a nice brunch-like breakfast at Mr. Farmer in Gaienmae, one of Tokyo’s hip but cute little neighborhoods. Afterwards we walked to Harajuku, to visit a small Instagram – photo exhibition at Wonder Photo Shop, and … Mehr Street photography in Gaienmae and new camera lens!
Last year in November I travelled to Arita in Saga Prefecture in the south of Japan, where I had lived for two years before moving to Tokyo. It somehow still feels like coming home, when visiting this lovely little porcelain town, and I especially enjoyed coming back here in autumn. We saw the 1000 year … Mehr Golden Autumn in Arita
A little while ago I paid a short visit to Nara because of a few business meetings there. I had been there once in 2009 for sightseeing and was excited to be back. While there was not really time to explore Japan’s ancient capital, I was able to go on a short walk, and had … Mehr Nara on film – oh my deer!
A few weeks ago I visited the Kinchakuda-Manjushage Park in Saitama to see and take pictures of the many red spider lilies (ヒガンバナ) blossoming there near the river. The flowers are in bloom every year between the end of September and the beginning of October, and it is a nice daytrip from Tokyo, there! Wenn … Mehr Picture perfect spider lilies in Saitama
At the end of September I experienced my so far biggest adventure this year, as I decided to join some of my colleagues, who wanted to climb Japan’s tallest mountain, Mt. Fuji. We took the Subashiri-trail to the top, and stayed one night in a small mountain hut at 3200 meters height. We saw amazing … Mehr Climbing Mount Fuji – Tagebucheintrag eines Abenteuers