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Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto, Japan

Akido: The Martial Art of Harmony and Peace

Osaka, Japan

Wabori: Getting Under the Skin

Words & Images: Jason

Osaka, Japan

Retro is the New Modern

Words & Images: Jason

Welcome to Nakazakicho, where local Osaka artists are transforming the past into the future.

Published in SilverKris Magazine

Shikoku, Japan

Nakano Udon School – Make Noodles to the Music 

Words: Celia • Images: Jason

Discover your inner noodle nerd in Japan’s grooviest udon-making class

Published on Setouchi Reflection Trip 

Kagoshima, Japan

In Good Spirit

Words & Images: Jason

To understand Kagoshima, you must know first know its spirit

Published in Aspire Magazine

Osaka, Japan

Come out and Cosplay!

Words & Images: Jason

Western Japan’s biggest cosplay event takes over the streets of Nippombashi

Published in Kansai Scene Magzine

Kyoto, Japan

Zen Nuptials for Gay Couples

Words: Celia • Images: Jason

A Kyoto Buddhist monk is doing his part to promote marriage equality by being the first in Japan to offer marriage ceremonies at his temple to gay and lesbian couples

Published in Kansai Scene Magzine

Osaka, Japan

No Business Like Japanese Show Business

Words: Celia • Images: Jason

U.S. singer-songwriter Natalie Emmons, now the face of Trivago Japan, shares her adventures while navigating the J-entertainment world

Published in Kansai Scene Magzine

Osaka, Japan

Oishii in Osaka

Words: Jason • Images: Maya Jasmin Kurokouchi

As a focal point for the finest Japanese food, Osaka’s reputation is known not just across the country but around the globe – it has long been considered the nation’s kitchen

Published in Scoot Magazine

Osaka, Japan

For the Love of Sam

Words: Celia • Images: Jason

When Carl and Elizabeth O’Brien first came to Japan, they couldn’t have imagined that just a few years later, they would be adopting baby Sam – a Japanese boy with Down syndrome

Published in Kansai Scene Magzine

Osaka, Japan

The Craft Beer Splash

Words & Images: Jason

The craft has been honed, and ji-biru is booming. If you haven’t already, it’s time to sit up and take notice of “the beer of the land”

Published in Kansai Scene Magzine

Osaka, Japan

Wabori: Getting Under the Skin

Words & Images: Jason

Hori Hiro is one of a handful of old-style Japanese tattoo artists preserving the art of wabori – a time-honored and often misunderstood tradition that may be in danger of being lost

Published in Kansai Scene Magzine

Himeji, Japan

The White Heron Spreads its Wings

Words & Images: Jason

At last, after a restoration project spanning five years, the iconic Himeji Castle is reopening to the public in full. That it has survived at all, however, is quite the tale of luck

Published in Kansai Scene Magazine

Kyoto, Japan

The Treasures of Noh

Words & Images: Jason

The face behind the masks: A Kyoto woman forges an uncommon life carving faces for Japan’s oldest theater art

Published in Kansai Scene Magzine

Kansai, Japan

Conjuring the Supernatural

Words : Jason

August is known as the month when Japanese spirits are at their most restless, and there’s a centuries-old game designed to go hand-in-hand with this time of year. Play if you dare!

Published in Kansai Scene Magzine

Osaka, Japan

Rogin’s Ode to Whiskey

Words & Images: Jason

Poetry for the palate: Seiichiro Tatsumi is Kansai’s go-to man for a true taste of the past

Published in Kansai Scene Magzine

Kyoto, Japan

Aikido: The Martial Art of Peace and One Man’s Destiny

Words: Celia • Images: Jason

One day in September 1980, a 22-year-old Jacques Payet travelled from France to Japan in search of one of aikido’s greatest masters. A pivotal moment of serendipity awaited him

Published in Kansai Scene Magzine

Western Australia

Bovines Bathe at Busselton Beach

Words & Images: Celia

It is a strange site to say the least, a bunch of dairy cows swimming in the ocean

Published by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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