Trinidad and Tobago Writer

Fashion Trends: The salmon swimming up stream!

Japan is one of those countries where there is a high level of conformity, it’s visible everywhere. From a very young age, the concept of fitting in and being one of the group is ingrained into young minds. My style But, this doesn’t apply to everyone! There are a lot of people out there who…

Summer is the season for Kabutomushi, Japanese beetles!

What is Kabutomushi? Summer is here, and besides the warm weather, festivals and fireworks it’s the perfect time for kabutomushi. If you aren’t sure what that is! it’s a giant beetle with horns. Honestly it’s the ugliest thing I ever saw. It is known as the Japanese rhinoceros beetle. But it just so happens to…

When in doubt, TRUST Daiso!

Living in Japan can be expensive but it doesn’t have to be. I quickly learned that ダイソー or Daiso is the one stop for shopping for literally all your needs. Location subnade.co.jp/ Daiso is located in most, if not all major cities, in various areas. Most cities have more than one. They are usually easy…

Celebrate the Bounty of the Harvest in Aichi!

There are festivals and celebrations of every sort in Japan. It seems as though there is a festival for everything, a shrine for everything, and a meaning behind it. I had no idea that each shrine had a specific meaning, and people come from all over to pray or pay tribute at shrines and temples…

Otsukaresama, soothe those aching muscles in a relaxing onsen!

Japanese culture has a certain level of comfort with being naked. Some festivals like the naked man festival shows how comfortable the people can be with nakedness. I think their nakedness has more to do with comfort than it does with sexuality. There is a childlike modesty they have about the naked body. Onsens and…

Aichi’s lavender, short lived but a fun day trip

Arakogawa Koen After a tiring work week, I was caught between wanting to do something and relax. So I decided to do both! Minutes from Nagoya station on the Aonami line lies a beautiful park, Arakogawakoen, where both are possible. Author’s photo 9 days Author’s photo I found myself here to see the short-lived lavender…

Wakayama Magic!

Peace, sunsets and fire in Wakayama! Wander around and be captivated by the majestic nature in Wakayama. If you are looking for a weekend escape this may be the perfect place! Location, location, location! Wakayama is located on Japan’s largest peninsula. It connects Mie prefrecture, Osaka and Nara and is home to some of the…

Time travel back to the past in Magome-juku

Up through a windy mountain road sits the historic town of Magome-juku. Visitors can relive a piece of the Edo period upon arrival as they are greeted with a long cobblestone road and a crystal clear view of the mountains and sky. Author’s photo Magome-juku was the 43rd out of 69 posts on the Nakasendo…

Up up and away to Chausuyama Park!

A natural energy spot in Japan Chausuyama kogen sits at 1,418m and is surrounded by the Japanese alps and lush green flora as far as the eye can see. It is a spacious, quiet park where you can get lost in nature. Author’s photo Chausuyama is conveniently located between Aichi and Nagano prefectures and can…

A flower fanatics’ delight in Nagoya!

Many countries worldwide enjoy four seasons year round. However, the spring season is one of my favorite seasons in Japan for many reasons. It’s not only a sign of a new beginning, but the warmer weather brings more than just a smile to people’s face. In Japan, it marks the beginning of cherry blossoms which…