Tag Archives: Japan

My fascination with traditional Japanese artists

My fascination with traditional Japanese artists

My very first serious attempt at a video documentary was a 30-minute feature on well decorated but widely unknown bamboo artist named Tanaka Kyokusho. At the time I’d only recently decided to embark on a journey to become a journalist and the act of creating a documentary was enlightening, challenging and fascinating. The video – […]

Circling Mt Fuji on mamachari bikes

Circling Mt Fuji on mamachari bikes

I get on really well with my only brother. Joe is two years younger than me and we share a lot of interests. We’ve both lived in Japan and have invested considerable time and effort in learning the language. So we both jumped at the chance to have some kind of adventure when we learned […]

Panoramas

Panoramas

I probably love and appreciate the panorama function on the iPhone more than most people. Back in the early noughties I used to painstakingly stitch individual photos together using an early version of Photoshop. The results are far from perfect, but I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. Yes, Trevis is indeed wearing a Vanuatu island […]

Dylan’s quest to illustrate everyone from The Wire

Dylan’s quest to illustrate everyone from The Wire

Dylan and first I crossed paths in Tokyo in 2004 or thereabouts. We worked together teaching conversational English and he quickly made a name for himself with the illustrations he used to complement his teaching. I loved looking through his sketch books that were filled with quirky pictures inspired by his travels in Japan. He […]

My video from Minami Sanriku

My video from Minami Sanriku

Earlier this year I wrote a story to accompany the above video about my quest to reconnect with some tsunami survivors and it gives all the background I wanted to share about this episode. However, in the article I did not go into much detail about the difficulty of doing such a video. Carrying all […]