Favourite Photos: 500 series Passing

On some days I just do a short post that primarily revolves around a favourite photo without much accompanying text. As this is my 500th post, I thought it most appropriate to choose a favourite picture of the 500 series shinkansen. It may not be technically the best picture ever due to the level of…

Favourite Photos: Koshien

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 Koshien baseball stadium in 2016. For anyone who knows about Japanese baseball, you will know how significant the Koshien baseball stadium is. You will also know…

Favourite Photos: Oyodo River at Sunset

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 a trip to Japan in 2013. It is a view of the Oyodo River (王淀川) in Miyazaki (宮崎). The picture is one of a series of pictures that I took…

Favourite Places in Japan: Kagoshima

Continuing with my posts about my favourite places in Japan, I’m writing about Kagoshima (鹿児島). I have been to Kagoshima many times, having first gone there in 1992 when I travelled around much of Japan (including all of the four main islands) on JR Passes. When I first went I didn’t like Kagoshima much, but…

Favourite Photos: Snowy Yuzawa

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 a trip to Japan in 2013 in Yuzawa. I picked this photo today since Japan has been having some heavy snow again in recent days – but the picture below…

Favourite Photos: Jonanjima from the air

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 a trip to Japan in 2015 – or, to be more precise, on my way back from that trip as it was taken from plane seat soon after it left…

Favourite Photos: Doai Station

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 a trip to Doai station in 2011. The main reason for my visits to Doai stems from Contents Tourism connected to my research about the JL123 crash and the novel/dramatization…

Favourite Photos: Godzilla in Shinjuku

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 a trip to Shinjuku, Tokyo, in 2018. I was in Japan for a conference related to Contents Tourism – which would ultimately lead to my chapters Contents Tourism in Plane…

Favourite Photos: Where’s Chrissie?

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 a trip to Martha’s Vineyard in 2017. As I have written in the post Contents Tourism – Jaws/Martha’s Vineyard, the main reason to go to Martha’s Vineyard was due to…

Favourite Photos: Catching the Light

On some days I just do a short post that primarily revolves around a favourite photo without much accompanying text. This picture was taken in Aokigahara in 2011, and the sapling was close to the exit of the Fugaku-Fuketsu (wind) Cave. I have a printed copy of this image in my office and it also…