The Seventh Night- Star Festival in Japan

This is a special post about Tanabata Festival in Japan. It is Today! Let us all hope it does not rain and the two stars can re-unite.


Purple Magic

Hokkaido-- Largest and northern most island of Japanese archipelago is famous for agriculture. The flora and fauna is different than the rest of the Japan. Even the culture is very different. I visited Hokkaido mainly for hiking. If you have read my previous blog about Mt. Tokachi (Climbing the Unknown) you may relate to this [...]

Four Hundred Years Old Road…

..that great peak in Kiso Is freezing even in summer We wish we could give it Some warm clothing... This story is about a highway built 400 year ago.  A road connecting two powerful cities. Road which was the rejuvenation of Japan's thousand years old highway system. Nakasendo (中山道) --- Road though the central mountains. Another name is [...]