Oshogatsu – Japanese New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day in Japan is considered to be the most important holiday of the year, in the traditional belief that years should be viewed separately and each new year provides a fresh start. For the last few years, on the New Year’s Day morning, I have been visiting and observing festivities at a local neighborhood shinto shrine, Suwa…

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“If I Had Wings…” an exhibition by Junku Nishimura

  A good friend of mine and a gifted artist Junku Nishimura asked me to photo document his latest exhibition titled “If I Had Wings…”. The exhibition and a party took place in Nagoya’s 山山堂, last weekend. ”If I Had Wings…” shows powerful and moving photographs taken by Junku in aftermath of 2011 tsunami in Tohoku…

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