Category Archives: Asia

Marine Day: Hamaorisai in Chigasaki 3

Hamaorisai is held annually during the Marine Day (Umi-no-hi) in Chigasaki City, Kanagawa. Hamaorisai, which literally means “descend to the beach festival”, is a summer festival in which people take the mikoshi, or the portable Shinto shrine, into the sea. The photos were taken from 4:00 to 7:00 in the morning on the 19th of […]






Tanabata: The Wish Festival 7

Tanabata is a popular celebration in Japan which is, in modern times, held on the the first weekend of July. Also known as wish festival, Tanabata is derived from the Chinese star festival, Qi Xi (七夕 “The Night of Sevens”). It celebrates the meeting of Orihime (Vega) and Hikoboshi (Altair). According to legend, the Milky […]






Korea — Day 3 Part 1: Deoksugung Palace & Namsangol Hanok Village 1

Day 3. Deoksugung, also known as Gyeongun-gung, Deoksugung Palace, or Deoksu Palace, is a walled compound of palaces that was inhabited by various Korean royalties until the Japanese occupation of Korea around the turn of the 20th century. — Wikipedia






Korea — Day 2 Part 3: Chungmuro Subway Station 2

This is the coolest station I’ve seen in Seoul Metro. It feels like you’re in a cave. Chungmuro Station is a station on the Seoul Subway Line 3 and Line 4. Both the Line 3 and 4 platforms are located in Chungmuro-4-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul. This station is named after the road under which it passes, […]






Korea — Day 2 Part 2: N Seoul Tower 3

N Seoul Tower is a communication and observation tower located in Namsan Mountain, central Seoul, South Korea. Built in 1969, and opened to the public in 1980, the tower has been a symbol of Seoul and measures 236.7 m (777 ft) in height (from the base) and tops out at 479.7 m (1,574 ft) above […]