Favourite Photos: Pretty in Pink Cat

On some days I just do a short post that primarily revolves around a favourite photo without much accompanying text. This picture was taken during my first visit to a cat café in 2013. While the cats were very patient (especially for cats), the picture seems to suggest that not all are impressed about the…

Book Review: The Cat and the City by Nick Bradley

I have been studying and visiting Japan for over 30 years and been lecturing for over 20 years. Because of this, I have read a lot of books about Japan and set in Japan. ‘Cat in the City’ is definitely one of my favourites. If we don’t think of ‘Japanese’ as a nationality or ethnicity,…

Coming Across Nature When Researching

As I mentioned in my most Photographing Planes Near Haneda Airport, Tokyo: Jonanjima, one of the things I associate with going to that site is seeing stray cats, birds and even Mount Fuji. I thought I’d say more (largely show photographs) about this and also some other encounters with nature during my research trips, where…