Japanese Time Travel in Sado

Japanese Time Travel in Sado

Japan is a great place for time travel. In the remote villages, temples and shrines of the countryside there are places that lure the imagination…

Himi, Toyama Prefecture: A Country of Water

Himi, Toyama Prefecture: A Country of Water

Typhoon #18 is roaring up from the south Pacific toward Himi, the small fishing village on the Sea of Japan where I am staying at…

Himi, Toyama Prefecture: Fixed Net

Himi, Toyama Prefecture: Fixed Net

© Himi City, Toyama Prefecture The fleet was grounded and I missed my chance to watch the fishing. The daily auction would proceed, I presumed,…

Himi, Toyama Prefecture: Kan Buri

Himi, Toyama Prefecture: Kan Buri

The undisputed star of Himi’s fishery is Kan-Buri, a mature yellowtail that arrives in Toyama Bay in November. Himi’s Kan Buri are prized throughout Japan….

5 Reasons to Love Autumn in and Around Tokyo

5 Reasons to Love Autumn in and Around Tokyo

Autumn is a wonderful season to visit Japan. Temperatures have cooled and the season is full of pleasant sunny days and mild yet invigorating nights….

Memoir of a Sugihara Survivor

Memoir of a Sugihara Survivor

Below memoir is written by David Reed, a son of a holocaust survivor Sonia Reed who had escaped from Europe with help from a Japanese…