I have no explanation for the apparent magical event happening here. I do know it was in Yoyogi Park during a heavy burst of rain, but I can’t remember why this guy was rushing about with an umbrella attached to his head, or how it was attached. I’d … Continue reading Mr Umbrella Head
Driving from Tokyo to Hakone you pass through the small town of Odawaru, which has a nice big castle. Sadly it was partially surrounded by scaffolding so instead this is a photo of one of the nearby buildings. I was also a little too early for … Continue reading Not Odawaru Castle
In a corner of the Imperial Palace is this perfect building next to the moat. They wouldn’t let me across the bridge to get closer so I’ll have to go back another day when the Emperor isn’t at home.
Somewhere enroute to Sensoji Temple is long long alley full of shops selling stuff that almost entirely empties out at night.
What better way to start a trip to Japan than with a big bowl of freshly made udon noodles and some tempura, served from a little shop with four stools and a friendly old man. I’m not one for hyperbole so all I can say … Continue reading Almost All Noodles
This is a selection of photos from Tian Tang, or Heaven’s Garden, a large temple complex on the edge of Shantou. It’s a fairly big place, with lots of places to explore. There are a lot of banners and upon investigation these seem to be … Continue reading Heaven’s Garden
This man may just have stopped to stretch his muscles, but I’d like to think he’s reminiscing. Seen looking out across the bay in Shantou.