Monday, October 23, 2017


Kyoto University: anti-shoe culture ... 
Even in Universities there are buildings where shoes are (strictly!) prohibited. 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Kishimen ramen

Kishimen ramen are a local ramen variety of Nagoya - the noodles are broad and flat

The bowls are also wonderful - even empty!

Queue for kishimen ramen at a Nagoya railway station platform.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

Ramen excellence

An aesthetic and culinary masterpiece: ramen at No Name Ramen, Kyoto
(I simply had to go back...)

Thursday, October 19, 2017


At Osaka-jo, the castle of Osaka, the castle of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, one of the most historic castles of Japan (unfortunately destroyed during WWII and rebuilt).