Category Archives: Japan

From Healing Kisses To Idiot Speak Machine – Ten Years Of Improbable Japanese Research Ranked

Japan reached an improbably milestone at the recent 26th First Annual Ig Nobel Awards, which were handed out by the Improbable Research magazine. It was the tenth year in a row that Japanese scientists could claim a first place prize … Continue reading

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Photos of Japan: Hase-dera temple – smiling monks, bamboo and zen

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A few pictures from the Hase-dera temple complex in Kamakura.

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Photos of Japan – Return to the Kamakura Daibutsu

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A few pictures from a recent trip to visit an old friend – the Daibutsu near Kamakura.

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Photos of Japan: Daikoku Futo

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Daikoku. Even for a guy who’s not that into cars, the place is incredible. What is it? Well, Daikoku Futo PA, to give it its full name, is basically a parking lot on a tiny island just off of Yokohama. … Continue reading

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Photos of Japan: Nikko – Eerie, headless Buddhas and the rest

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Walking around the outskirts of the main temple complex at Nikko took me on a nice path up through a bit of forest, to a tiny temple. Strangely enough, their heads had been removed or dropped off. Instead, stones balanced … Continue reading

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Photos of Japan: Nikko – Kegon Waterfall

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Another round of photos from a recent trip to Nikko. This time of the almost 100 meter tall Kegon Waterfall.

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Photos of Japan: Nikko – Temple details

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A few more pictures from my recent trip to Nikko. The temples are known for their elaborate, colourful carvings, including the very famous three monkeys. Here are a few of them.

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