A Personal Cultural Topography


This is a set of images and accompanying texts illustrating the aspects of Japanese culture that appeal to me personally. As you will see, they tend towards the traditional much more than the modern. I’ve organised them into a set of themes or topics that are self explanatory but in some cases inevitably overlap. Current topics are listed below.

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Culture large and small



Shrines & Temples

Film and TV

Places: Tokyo, Kyoto & Nara, Kansai & Western Honshu, Kyushu, Hokkaido, Islands