Japan 2018 – Kagawa

🇫🇷 fr à la suite 🇬🇧 My interest for Shikoku dates from my visit at the Salon du Sake in 2017 where I’ve met a sake productor based on the island of Shodoshima. A month later my friend Japan Kudasai was visiting the island and the pictures he posted spoke for themselves and it was then settled: I…

Japan 2018 – Kantō

🇫🇷 fr à la suite 🇬🇧 So I’ve left you in Niigata in my last article. Since I’ll be leaving in a few days it’s time I feed you up with the lasts steps of my journey. Concerning the Kanto region I’ll be staying in Tokyo only. Main reason is that I’ll have a lot of catch…

Masaru Imada

🇫🇷 fr à la suite 🇬🇧 So I spent the last week-end at some friend’s and they introduced me to Japanese jazz, so I though I’d take the opportunity to open my music section. Just as the Art section here you’ll find mini-articles designed to briefly introduce you to a Japanese artist or band. And for the…

Yokohama – Welcome to Chinatown

Chinatown’s Gate, Yokohama, March 2015 Love the colours on this gate. Passing through it is like stepping into another world. Welcome to Yokohama’s famous Chinatown!

Takeshi Haguri

🇫🇷 fr à la suite 🇬🇧 Inauguring a new category of art article! In order to enrich my knowledge of Japanese arts and artists I browse web sites on art from time to time. In this series of mini-articles I’d like to share with you my findings on art in Japan or artists inspired by this country…

Japan 2018 – Chūbu

🇫🇷 fr à la suite 🇬🇧 Next step of my journey is booked!! I’ll be heading to the region of Chūbu, and on the agenda I’ve prepared two ryokan (traditional inn) and two matsuri (traditional festival)! First is the Takayama’s Sannô Matsuri, then the Furukawa Matsuri in Hida and I’m pretty impatient to see them both. Since these festivals are a few days apart I…

Au Bonheur des Chats – 猫の幸せ

🇬🇧 During my stay in Lyon a few weeks ago I made a detour at the new cat-cafe in town: Au Bonheur des Chats (translates Cats Happiness)! Opened around mid-september 2017 by Penny and Charly, the neko-cafe proposes vegan menu during the week and brunch on saturdays and sundays topped with kitty hugs (if said kitties…

Japan 2018 – Chūgoku & Kansai

🇫🇷 fr à la suite 🇬🇧 Second part of my trip is booked!! I’m heading for the regions of Chūgoku and Kansai. I’m going straight from Nagasaki to Matsue via Fukuoka. Since I’ve been to Hiroshima in 2016 I’ve wanted to explore the west part of Chūgoku especially Tottori’s sand dunes and, Ine’s funaya and sake! So…