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Visiting Kurashiki City, Okayama

Kurashiki City

A few weeks back I was visiting Kurashiki City with Aki. Kurashiki City is right next to Okayama City (Aki’s hometown) and the second biggest city in the Okayama Prefecture. The city is known for its traditional district in the city center, the Bikan district. Most of the houses were built in the 17th century […]

Visiting Kitano-chō in Kobe

Kobe Kitano

A few weeks back, Aki’s family and I visited the city of Kobe to pick up our car (Honda Street G whaaaat?!?). Kobe is mostly known for its beef, but was also a hub for foreigners in Japan, in the early 1900s. The historical area of Kitano-chō features traditional Western houses from Europe and is one of […]

Visiting Setouchi Triennale 2013

Setouchi Triennale 11

The Setouchi Triennale is an international art festival, held every three years on various island of the Seto Inland Sea, in Okayama and Kagawa. Three weeks ago, Aki and I went to Naoshima, which is one of the main islands of the event, to see what the event is all about. Naoshima Naoshima is known for […]