Somewhere in the middle, as with all things, there is a centre path, and Japan appears to have hit upon it.Read More Religious Japan
She stopped at her late husband’s memorial patch. The stone of his Buddhist grave was smooth and shiny, in an almost-black, angular, modern style.Read More Bite The Dust
Around Golden Gai and Kabukicho, East Shinjuku, late in the afternoon.Read More Calm Before Your Storm
Picnics and strolls by the water meet fishing boats, as steaming, fire-topped chemical complexes become visible in the distance on the south side of the water, and as the river curves, widens, and opens up into the bay, Haneda Airport dazzles into view, radiating brilliantly while passenger craft descend at speed from across the light-specked sea.Read More The Golden Hour
Are you politically homeless?
Then breathe a sigh of relief, and be thankful.
If you feel regretful and lament that you have been rendered homeless, then snap out of it, quickly.
How do you write about surfing without invoking every cliché in the book? I don’t think you can, and I know for a fact you can’t do it justice through words on a page, either. But some lines come close.Read More Pacific Lines
Sometimes a summer tournament comes round and you watch it. And sometimes a summer tournament brings with it every minute of every summer tournament you’ve ever watched in your life, trawls your memories, digs through your emotions, and leaves you weeping into a pint of nostalgia.Read More Still in Motion
It’s desolate, just a little. Run down with empty plots, but also some modern houses with shiny, new cars parked outside. Slightly industrial, a hint of commerce, some parts residential, but also nothing in particular. Too quiet. Left behind but right in the middle.Read More Mukojima: Not Quite Anywhere
It doesn’t sleep, but it ebbs and cycles. It generates its own energy, perpetually.
Have faith in Shinjuku. No matter how long or how far you are gone, or what you do while you are absent, it will never judge you, and it will always take you back.Read More Shinjuku
There are no grey areas, just low resolution black and white, within which howling, infantile conflict can whip and flare forever. Twitter is an endless game with no prizes, only psychological loops that keep you trapped in its infinite descending corridors.Read More Delete Your Account