Category Archives: Photos

October 06

Power and Might in the Skies – Komatsu Air Show

The fire power of the Japan Self-Defense Forces was on show at the annual Komatsu Air Base Festival last month in Ishikawa Prefecture.     Advertisements

September 17

Summer in the city – Osaka

Some of the views around town that I enjoyed this past summer in Osaka as the sun went down.        

September 07

Australian Flashback – RM Williams Muster Longreach, the Queensland Outback

This time last year I was sitting ringside as the best stockmen and stockwomen in Australia competed in the annual RM Williams Muster in Longreach, the central hub of the Outback in Queensland.  Wish I was there again!  

July 24

Japan’s best Whisky – Nikka Whisky Distillery, Hokkaido.

If you’re fond of a Scotch tipple, venture to Yoichi near Sapporo in Hokkaido to visit the Nikka Whisky Distillery, winner of the 2015 World Whiskies Award for best blended malt whisky. Wondering how authentic Scotch-style Whisky came to be in Japan? Look no further than the founder Masataka Taketsuru’s wife, the good Scottish lass […]

July 17

Sunset over a green glass sea – Ishikawa Prefecture

Mother nature’s finest show.            

June 30

Making soba noodles

Fresh soba noodles – one of Japan’s finest culinary delights.  

June 25

Blue Hydrangeas – Harbingers of the rainy season in Japan

July is here and that means gorgeous hydrangeas, or ajisai (アジサイ), in gardens across Japan!

June 16

Summer roses in Ishikawa Prefecture

Summer’s most beautiful heralds have arrived.

June 11

Glimpses of Hokkaido’s Industrial Past – Around Sapporo.

   

June 04

Wild Hokkaido – Daisetsuzan National Park

Japan’s largest national park situated in the middle of Hokkaido, the most northern island of Japan.

May 21

Tulips and cherry blossoms – Flower Power in Toyama Prefecture, Japan.

 

May 14

Roof of Japan – The Snow Corridor on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine route

For more information the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, visit their official website here.        

April 28

Kyoto at its most beautiful – Cherry blossom season, 2015

April 21

New bullet train opening – The Hokuriku Shinkansen, Kanazawa.

How a train loving nation launches a new train line.

April 14

Japan at its finest – Cherry blossom season in Nara.