While I was in the tea town of Wazuka in Kyoto I took some small side trips to different areas of the town to enjoy what was on offer. In general the town is quite small so you can see most of it by bike in not too much time at all. The only real struggle here are the hill climbs, so if you do come
This is part of the series that I've been writing on the town of Wazuka in Kyoto, you can read and view the pictures from Part 1 and Part 2 on Steemit if you haven't already. Here today I continue with a small piece on d:matcha, a tea shop and company owned by Daiki Tanaka in this small tea town.
In my last post I explained a little about the tea town of Wazuka and the reasons why it's such a special place. Not only is the climate perfect for growing tea, the scenery is also dream-like thanks to the patterns on the hillside and the different shades of green.
I was in Wazuka to meet Daiki Ta
My first post in a series on the tea town of Wazuka that's located approximately one hour from Kyoto in Japan. I'm excited to share these images here on Steemit and will go in to more detail in later posts on the reasoning behind my journey here and what kind of projects I will be working on after
I've been noticing a trend of plant and nature related posts on my Steemit page. When I'm travelling in Japan there seems to be an urge for me to explore architecture and other spaces that might inspire me as a creative. Gardens are a prime location as you can easily see the overall balance and und
Following on from my visit to the Water Temple on Awaji Island is Yumebutai, approximately a 20 to 30 minute walk from the Water Temple location. As you might have already guessed from the photos, this was also designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando and was part of my 'Homeage to Tadao Ando' ser
Although the title suggests something to do with beer, this property actually has little to do with beer itself but more with the link that this has with Asahi Beer as a company. Shotaro Kaga, a wealthy businessman from Kansai region, owned this property now titled 'Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art' a
I came to realise that there’s nothing worse than photographing concrete architecture on an overcast day. With your own eye it doesn’t make that much difference, but when you're photographing this type of architecture with your camera the problems with white balance and exposure are real. I tried m
I ate so much udon when I was travelling Japan! haha Udon is a great dish and comes both hot and cold, but for some reason I prefer the hot version and always select it when eating out. I often find Japanese like the cooler version, especially during summer, but maybe that's something to do with th
It's a little strange. I wasn't interested in bridges at all until I started photographing architecture. I think there's something quite mesmerising about the design of them and how they are able to suspend their weight over large distances. There's no better bridge to see than the Akashi Kaikyō su
For Wednesday's architectural post I took a trip to the rural area of Osakasayama that's situated outside of Osaka in Japan. It took an hour or so to arrive from Umeda Station but I definitely think it was worth it, especially for someone like me who is interested in the architecture of Tadao Ando.
Another food post! Kakigōri is a very popular summer dessert in Japan and is one of my favourites. I think there's a nostalgia to it though as one of my favourite Japanese films called 'Megane' features this shaved ice dessert. I've never been in to anime but I tend to prefer independent films that