Tokushima, one of Shikoku’s four prefectures, is not only famous for their Sudachi and sweet potatoes (the list could go on) but also for Awa Odori. It is the biggest dance festival in the country which is also participated by different dance groups, known as ren, all over Japan. I’m pretty sure it’s best to […]Read more "Awa Odori: The Dance Of Fools"
A story of Tsuneki Kato, a homeless man from the Airin (愛隣) area formerly known as Kamagaski. The streets slowly became a different place far from what you see in neighbouring areas like Nippombashi. 20180512. 15:00. I went to Nishinari-ku where the Airin area is located to see what it is really like. I have […]Read more "Nishinari: A Different Facet Of Japan"
During my photo walk sessions, I passed across a movement (or shall I say political protest?) during the anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster that happened on the 11th of March 2011. They have this banner saying “Go West, Come West“. An excerpt from their 呼びかけ (call) 私たちは3.11福島原発事故による関東からの避難・移住者です。主に関西など西日本への避難者が集まっています。原発事故の放射能被害は福島に留まらず、関東や東北全体に及んでいます。放射能を遮る山がない関東平野全域で、放射線管理区域並みの土壌汚染になっています。Read more "Don’t Forget Fukushima"