I last visited Shuri in 2014, but recent news of its destruction has me thinking about it again.
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.
It's no secret I live on Okinawa, Japan's sub-tropical southernmost prefecture, but I don't think I've ever extolled the wonders this entails. Allow me to fix that. Right now. In no particular order: All of the beaches. Let's start with a cliche shall we? Beaches. Okinawa has a fuck ton of them. If you're more [...]
Murasaki Mura's 2nd annual lantern festival took place from November 2016 to February 2017.
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 [...]
View from one of the roads that snake round Miyagijima, Okinawa.
Tea. Festival. That's right, a festival dedicated to the great and glorious tea. I'm a huge fan of tea, which is disgustingly English of me. However, I don't care. I just love it. So imagine my joy and disbelief when a Japanese friend of mine posts that he is attending a tea festival at the [...]
I had an interesting conversation on Facebook the other day with a Japanese fellow about miscommunication. It was with regards to an exchange he had on Facebook with another user. The man in question regularly posts really great information in groups to help the foreign population of Okinawa get the best out of their time [...]
The sun is setting on Okinawa, Japan, ahead of Typhoon Chaba's arrival. This was taken on October 2nd, 2016.