Sumiyoshi Shrine in Hakata City, Fukuoka, has an interesting story to tell. Take a walk through its serene grounds with me, won't you? Entrance. History. Sumiyoshi Shrine is dedicated to safe sea faring. Travellers from Yamato to China and Korea would make a pilgrimage, starting at the head Shrine Sumiyoshi Taisha in Osaka, visiting each [...]
The waters lapping Sesoko Beach, Sesoko Island, Okinawa, Japan, are some of the clearest I've ever seen.
A deep hued hibiscus flower spotted in Yomitan, Okinawa, Japan.
Hanami. A tradition of flower viewing held long and dear by the Japanese people. In this case, for cherry blossom trees. Cherry blossoms (or sakura, to use their Japanese name), are a beautiful pink flower that bloom in Spring for several weeks, before departing for an entire year, leaving lush foliage in their place. A [...]
You may or may not have heard of Kawachinagano. It's a city located in Osaka prefecture, and if you find yourself anywhere near it, I highly recommend a visit. Kawachinagano. Kawachinagano was founded on April 1st 1954, and is often also called Okukawachi. Whilst the city itself is relatively new, it's surroundings are steeped in [...]
View from one of the roads that snake round Miyagijima, Okinawa.
A close up of the Kanji etched into the orange Torii of Fushimi Inari shrine, Kyoto, Japan.
The sun is setting on Okinawa, Japan, ahead of Typhoon Chaba's arrival. This was taken on October 2nd, 2016.