Tag Archive: history

Muslim Quarter, Xi’an

The “flashback to China” continues! I spent the majority of my trip in Beijing, but I made one short trip to Xi’an, the one-time capital city of China, the starting point of the… Continue reading

Inside the Forbidden City

I haven’t written much about my trip to China since I posted about Beijing’s 798 Art District back in May, but I’m determined to share some of my pictures and experiences with you… Continue reading

The Temple of Heaven

My attempt to sort and process my endless supply of China photographs continues, and today’s installment is the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. We spent a few rewarding hours wandering around here on… Continue reading

Berkeley and Tokyo: Anti-Nuclear Parallels?

Given the recent events in Japan, many around the world have raised new (and old) concerns about nuclear energy and its risks, which has made me a little more thoughtful about those espousing… Continue reading

Post-Industrial Art: Beijing’s 798 Art District

So, my time in China was amazing and jam-packed with awesome sightseeing and eating. I think I took over 1,000 photos over the course of the 2.5 weeks I spent in Beijing and… Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday #8: The Great Wall

I walked along the Great Wall of China today. I have to say, even though I went to one of the more touristy sections, it didn’t fail to impress. I continue to watch… Continue reading

Dreaming of Spring: Children’s Day and Koinobori

I’m getting a little tired of the winter weather here in Tokyo, so since this month’s Japan Blog Matsuri (graciously hosted by loneleeplanet) is themed “famous Japanese events”, I thought I would choose… Continue reading

Noh Experience Necessary: Japanese Theater Brought To Life

I had such an action-packed summer in Kyoto on the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) program that I still have a ton of pictures and stories to post. One of the best things about… Continue reading

The Edo-Tokyo Museum: A Taste of the Old Town

First of all, a quick note: Thanks to all of those to stopped by to read my post on the John Lennon Museum last week. Much to my delight, it was featured on… Continue reading

Goodbye, Lennon: Remembering The John Lennon Museum

Up until last year, Japan was the home of the first John Lennon museum to be officially authorized by Yoko Ono. Housed inside the Saitama Super Arena, the 1,500-square-meter museum opened on October… Continue reading