Monster mazes, empty spaces, pretty faces and more!

About me


I’m 36 and currently living and working in the Kansai region of Japan as teacher.

I’m engaged to my Japanese partner, we plan to get married later this year and it looks like we’ll be staying in Japan for the foreseeable future.

This blog is a side project where I’d like to focus on a few things in greater detail.

At present I’m planning to add pages dedicated to –

Haikyo (Japan’s abandoned places).

Satoyama (Where the rice fields meet the mountains)

Everyday Kanji (I’m always trying to read the signs around me and learn something)

(Well I haven’t managed to blog any Kanji articles yet, and can’t see it happening any time soon, so let’s scratch that one for now).

Costumes (Dedicated Cosplayers, Goth clubs, Halloween parties, Mascots there’s a wealth of costumes here).

Yokai (Japanese spirits and creatures)

If you like anything here please tell other people and link back to me.

I’m not a great photographer by any means, but if you want to use any of my pictures for any reason then please ask me; chances are I won’t mind.

Password protected entries can be accessed by people who know me simply be typing my first and last name as one word 🙂


5 responses

  1. i am exhibiting part of my collection Kaidan in Matsue.
    I like to send you my press.
    Please send me your email


    June 4, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    • I’ll send you a PM thanks!

      June 19, 2011 at 11:42 am

  2. takis efstathiou

    Thank you,
    Happy Summer Solstice.


    June 22, 2011 at 11:13 pm

  3. Galen

    You are an outstanding photographer… and an excellent explorer, too… I lived in Japan (Yokosuka) for several years… and on Okinawa for eight years… I regret not having taken the opportunity to get off the beaten path with a camera… Your blog and photos are fascinating… really fascinating…

    November 1, 2011 at 12:13 am

  4. Joel

    Very interesting information about the Tengu thanks for publishing it, I’m studying about Ninjutsu and the relationship to the Tengu. I would be interested if you have any additonal information about the Shugenja and their connection to the Tengu and Ninja. Thanks so much! (by the way I think you are a good photographer as well!)

    May 9, 2013 at 4:59 pm

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