Japan

Lee Ufan, Naoshima

“Naoshima Island has a few Tadao Ando buildings and this is the latest one.

Yufuin Station

“This project is a lesson on how to make the smallest of train stations become a very significant part of a town.

Umeda Sky tower, Osaka

” Part of a wider concept of interlinking towers under the name of “City of Air”, Hara’s project had to be reduced from four to two towers due to practicalities.

Shoji Ueda Museum

“The late Shoji Ueda became famous for his surrealist black and white images created in the surroundings of Tottori/Hyogo and Yamaguchi.

Shirakawa gate, Kumamoto

“The East Exit of Kumamoto station is part of the wider redevelopment of the station, which was aimed at improving wider connectivity requirements in preparation for the arrival of the Kyushu Shinkansen high-speed train.

Mi Japon

“Tras meses de polémica que culminaron en un cambio de diseño tanto del estadio como del logo, el mundo pudo ver las pinceladas prometedoras de lo que sera Tokyo 2020 durante la clausura de los juegos olímpicos de Rio 2016.

Antes de Japon

“La primera vez que viaje a Japón mi marido me ayudó con la maleta.

8 Business lessons I have leant from Japan

I have spent the last seven years travelling regularly to visit my family in Tokyo and each time there has been a new business lesson that I have learnt, often from the least expected sources.

Fuji san, the heart of Japan

Today, I have decided to post images of the Mount Fuji, looking at inspiring positive thoughts. Maybe because I need them too.

Yokohama

You might have heard of Yokohama for many reasons:

Sendai

Sendai is known to the Japanese as the city of trees. Every avenue has many of them, and even the shopping centres do have trees in them.

Let’s talk eel (unagi)

My Japanese family lives in an area of Tokyo called Kunnitachi . It is in the west side of the city and has been featured in various anime movies including Wolf children, and Pom Poco. It is a quiet residential area with a scale that makes you forget that you are in one of the … Continue reading Let’s talk eel (unagi)

Hiroshima, as i know it

Most people in the west know Hiroshima for the reason that is not a fair representation of the great city that it is.

Fuji san, the heart of Japan

Today, I have decided to post images of the Mount Fuji, looking at inspiring positive thoughts. Maybe because I need them too.

Japan and I

Following my marriage to a Japanese citizen, in 2006, my visits to Japan have become a yearly event, just as my visits to my homeland, the Basque Country. They say that family is where the heart is, and ours are divided three ways between Japan, the Basque Country and UK, where we have set our … Continue reading Japan and I

Makino Botanical Garden, Kochi

“Known as Makino Museum of Plants and People, the museum sits on Mount Godai in the outskirts of Kochi City. The Naito architects’ intervention sits within the landscape and provides archiving facilities and a platform to share with the public the impressive collection of plants and books by the father of Japanese botany: Dr. Tomitaro … Continue reading Makino Botanical Garden, Kochi