Category Archives: Photowalk

Korea — Day 2 Part 1: Seongnam Moran Market Comments Off on Korea — Day 2 Part 1: Seongnam Moran Market

2010 April 29th. I was planning to go to Gwangjang Market just in downtown Seoul, but I got a tip from someone working in the guest house (where I am staying), that the biggest market in Korea is taking place on this day. The market, which has over 1200 merchants coming from all over Korea, […]

Hanami 2010 4

Hanami is a Japanese tradition of enjoying the view of flowers especially the sakura or cherry blossoms during spring season. The word ‘hanami’ is almost synonymous to outdoor picnicking or partying. (Hanami was first used as a term analogous to cherry blossom viewing in the Heian era novel Tale of Genji. Whilst a wisteria viewing […]

Photowalk in Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park Comments Off on Photowalk in Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

The Flickr Tokyo Photo Session (FTPS) group had last month’s photo walk in Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park in Minami-Azabu, Tokyo. [Map] History Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park was originally the urban villa of a feudal lord, Minonokami Nambu. In 1896 it was acquired by the noble Arisugawa-no-miya family. However, as Japan modernized, more and more importance began to […]

Christmas Illumination in Tokyo 3

Japan, as a non-Christian country, does not celebrate Christmas. December 25th is not a national holiday. But Japanese people, as great lovers of festivals and celebrations, try to celebrate it in a commercial way. Local government and big companies decorate parks and buildings with colorful illumination. Last Saturday, I went to Tokyo Midtown, Shiodome, and […]

Autumn Illumination at Rikugien Garden 4

Rikugien Garden, in Bunyo-ku, Tokyo, is one of the best-preserved Japanese landscape gardens of the Edo period. The name, Rikugi-en, came from “six elements of Waka poems” that had been derived from “six styles of poems” written in the old Chinese poetry book “Mao-shi”. The garden is most beautiful in the autumn season because trees […]