A Japan-based writer & photographer


Creating Connections Between Japan and the West through stories

I love Japan: its landscapes, its culture, and its people. My passion for this wonderful country helps me to write and photograph Japan in fresh ways, with a child-like curiosity and wonder. Interwining words and images, I weave stories that make people want to know more about this beautifully unique country.



Creator of the blog 365 Japan. 1 image. 100 words. Every day.



Japan travel writing and photography for international media online and print publications.


Co-Editor-in-Chief of Voyapon, editing English articles for over a dozen freelance writers.


Creating customized promotional posts in Facebook and Instagram for companies and local tourism boards.


Communicating important information in easy-to- understand format and beautifully designed diagrams.


Working with tourism boards to develop new ways to present their regions to the English speaking world.

Featured Work
Metropolis Japan Logo
Tokyo Weekender
Sheila Kimono Style Book
social life of kimono

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A Japanese woman dances in an Awa Odori festival in Tokyo, Japan.

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Sometimes I Write For Fun and Therapy

7 Essential Items For a Summer Trip to Japan

Summer vacation is in full swing, COVID-19 travel restrictions are almost completely a thing of the past, and Japan has been tugging at your travel sleeve for years now. But summer in Japan can be daunting for those who have never experienced it before, especially...

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.

4 Personalities That Can Thrive in Tokyo

Many people in the world dream of living in Tokyo. Do you have the personality type that can thrive in Tokyo?

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