Japan-based writer and photographer
I tell stories, visually and with words, mainly about traveling and cultural experiences in Japan. My appetite to learn more about my adopted home is never satisfied and I take pleasure in traveling off-the-beaten-path to make new friends, see new places, and try new things. My goal is to bring my readers with me vicariously, especially as recent challenges in the world have made Japan such a difficult travel destination.
I write professionally for many English language media and tourism-related websites, but this is my private space to share other thoughts about life and travel in Japan that don’t always fit the narrative of what the clients need.
Tokyo Street Fashion Inspired By Houseplants
"The city is so hard. Just cement on top of dirt on top of rock. Even weeds have trouble growing here." Butsu Shoku kicks at the asphalt beneath her feet. The long vine of pothos trailing down her sleeve swings freely. Butsu is part of the growing movement of young...
Forget Kyoto and Tokyo – The 5 Best Alternative Cities for First Time Visitors to Japan
While Kyoto chokes on tourists, countless other cities and regions of Japan that are equally charming, beautiful or historic remain virtually ignored. Here are 5 amazing cities in Japan other than Kyoto and Tokyo that are easily accessible even to first-time visitors to Japan.
Driving at the End of the World
This is the Iya Valley of Tokushima Prefecture, sitting at the edge of the world, sometimes just beyond it.
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I create custom content based on travel and cultural experiences, both text and images. If you are a fellow creator, I collaborate with others to create high quality media materials promoting inbound tourism to Japan, cultural events, and others. If you’re interested in learning more, drop me a note!