Saturday, September 25, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Geisha rushing to ochaya teahouses for performance. Traditional merchant houses serving expensive kaiseki ryori. Okiya or guesthouses where geisha and maiko live during their career. And tourists, lots of them, armed with cameras.
This is the heart of Gion. This is Hanami-koji.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
It was 6 August 1945. With not a cloud in sight, the fate of over 140,000 lives in Hiroshima was sealed. At 8:15 am sharp, the world's first atomic bomb was dropped. Almost everything then disappeared into nothingness. And the world was forever changed.
Monday, September 13, 2010
I am happy to announce that my garden has survived
my black thumb the winter. Apart from my abundant harvest of one (yes, singular) apple and three oranges, herbs like Italian parsley, rosemary and thyme are aplenty.