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 […]

Japanese Movies 101: Aniki – Brother

Aniki Brother

Since I’m with Aki, I have started to watch a lot of Japanese movies. Initially I didn’t know much about Japanese movies and wasn’t sure what to expect. I, however, quickly realized that Japanese movies are good. Actually so good, that I would say the level of Japanese film making is higher, than what we […]

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 […]

Welcome to my personal blog

If you are one of my closer friends, you might know that I am writing heaps of blogs (I’m at least trying to). Unfortunately, all those blogs are hobby related and most of my friends don’t share my hobbies… Being abroad makes it of course more difficult, to stay in touch with friends and family. […]