Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Spirited Away: Kyoto

Bamboo grove in Arashiyama, outside of Kyoto. Photo ©Darren Bradley
While in Japan, we spent a few days in Japan's cultural capital, Kyoto. To get into the spirit of things, I thought it would be fun to rent a traditional Japanese house (a Machiya) and live the "Japanese way". That turned out to be a bit more difficult than we anticipated. 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Naoshima Experience

The Oval, Bennesse House Hotel and Art Museum, Naoshima Island, Japan. Photo ©Darren Bradley

I just returned from a couple of surreal weeks in Japan with the family. One of the highlights of the trip was a few days at the Bennesse House Art Museum and Hotel on Naoshima Island. It was one of the most fascinating, enjoyable, and frustrating experiences I've ever had.