Ishigaki Island is not such a little island, nor anymore quite so remote, though it lays a full 2,000 km southwest of Tokyo. Its distances are of a different kind. Location allowed it to assimilate Chinese and Japanese influences simultaneously, and for a degree of exotic influences to creep in.
Of hidden Christians and electric cars on the Goto Islands
I was promised that my journey to Fukue — the largest of the Goto Islands west of Kyushu — would be an uneventful one. My berth, a simple bunk with a matt
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun | hot springs spa resort and amusement park | Hakone, Japan
Dewa Sanzan: The arduous journey from ascetic to aesthetic
Dewa Sanzan, which Matsuo Basho passed through in 1689, has been a site of devotion for hundreds of years.