Setouchi: the Seto Inland Sea, its islands and coastal areas.

Battle Royale Day

  There is a Star Wars Day. There is a Bloomsday. Why exactly isn’t there a Battle Royale Day? So, as we’re May 22nd, I hereby officially declare this day (and the next one, the story taking place over two days), the Official Battle Royale...

Ogijima in April

I was on Ogijima today, but the weather was pretty bad, so no pictures were taken (I still had a great time catching up with friends). So instead here is a few pictures I took last month. It’s going to be one more occasion to...

Konsen-ji, Shikoku Pilgrimage’s Third Temple

Today, we’re going to Tokushima Prefecture, more precisely in the city of Itano (city by name only, a town really) to visit Konsen-ji, Shikoku Pilgrimage’s third temple. It’s located just three kilometers from Gokuraku-ji, its predecessor, and to go from one to the other is...

Hanami in Ritsurin Garden

  The cherry blossoms have come and gone. For some reason this year they seemed more beautiful than usual. Or maybe it simply was because the weather was amazing, so I spent more time outside for those past couple of weeks? Here is what the...

Spring has sprung

    Spring is finally here. Today was my first “no jacket” day of 2018. The cherry blossoms are in bloom (this pic is from next year by the way, the cherry blossoms are just in bloom, some trees are still not completely in bloom),...

Farewell Sea Vine

  I know the blog is quiet these days, that’s the problem when you run several blogs (and do many other things), sometimes some of them end up on the back-burner. Just a quick PSA to remind you that Art Setouchi 2018 is starting in...