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Collection/Connection: Samurai. Collection Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller

Like the knights of medieval Europe, so the samurai of Japan hold great fascination. Maybe, with a touch of orientalist exoticism, all the greater a fascination.

Collection/Connection: Fascination Japan, Art Forum Vienna

Japan tourism is booming – and the Fascination Japan still arises from its foreignness and the peculiarity of its culture. With Japan being seen as so different from…

“Drifting” through Shinjuku & Shibuya, Tokyo – Blade Runner Parkland

Tokyo, on my arrival and first days, presented itself as a megalopolis from high up, that felt like a collection of villages on the ground. Back again, with…

Traveling with Memories: Back from Kyoto to Tokyo, Thinking Back to Twenty Years Ago

We don’t often have reason to think of where we’ve come from and where we’ve gone. In this world of instant communication and a fascination with youthful impulsivity,…

A Road of Temples in Kyoto…

In the center of Kyoto, you can find Nishiki Market, Shijo Dori road with lots of shops and major department stores such as Daimaru and Takashimaya… a lot…

A Strange Day in Kyoto: Honpo-ji, the Kyoto Botanical Garden, (Nishiki Market) and Gion

Have you ever found yourself in a city for a visit, wanting to get the most of your time but not just run after the usual must-see sights…

7+ Must-See Kyoto Temples in a Day

Sightseeing shouldn’t be a marathon race. Sometimes, in between exploratory days to just see what can be found by chance, on errant walks, it can be nice to…

Uji, Kyoto: The Wrong Side of the Tracks, the Right Side to Buy Matcha, #GetAtHome

I’m pretty sure I read somewhere that you should go to the south side of Uji, from the railway station, should you decide to go there at all….

Osaka Impressions and the Expectations of Travel

It’s better to have seen once for yourself than heard a hundred times from others. Supposedly. But is it? Do we really even see for ourselves?