Monthly Archives: March 2016

Sendai Daikannon (Daikanmitsuji Temple)

  There’s something about Daibutsu (buddha) and kannon statues which keep me coming back for more and more. As mentioned in a long forgotten post in May 2006, I have seen my fair share of them, and an extra few have been added … Continue reading

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A Quick Stop In Funaoka

Whilst in the vicinity of Miyagi prefecture I thought we’d make a quick stop in Funaoka en-route to Sendai. Having left the awesome Zao Fox Village just after 1pm we managed to get a shared taxi without waiting and this time went to … Continue reading

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On The Fox Trail……At Zao Fox Village (Miyagi)

  The fox (kitsune in Japanese) has long been an important animal in local folklore and mythology. Inari is the rice god and so powerful that humans can only communicate with him by sending requests via his messengers; foxes, who … Continue reading

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On Screen #8 – Arabian Peninsula

Mention the words Middle East and many westerners may well have negative thoughts  but replace those words with Arabia instead and far more evocative and romantic images are likely to come to mind. Filming in the area known as the Arabian Peninsula … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Mount Takao

The fire-walking festival near Takaosanguchi last Sunday may have been our main goal for the day but before that I thought we might as well climb Mount Takao with the idea being to take a different trail to what we did back in November … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Fire-walking Festival In Takao

This time of year is a particularly good one for the slightly more quirkier of the many, many festivals that take place in Japan throughout the year. A great deal of the ones featured in the recent Tokyo Fox ‘Top 10……Quirky … Continue reading

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London Filming Locations: The Living Daylights (1987)

Very slim pickings here but in true Tokyo Fox style this post is bulked out by a few bonus locations and other bits and pieces relating to this 1987 film. Roger Moore was long past his best and after seven … Continue reading

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Get Your Kits Out For The Lads – My Leicester City Replica Shirt Collection

Ever since my 8th birthday I have regularly been getting the latest replica Leicester City replica shirts as worn by my heroes….as well as some less-liked players of course! Back in 1985 I spent £5 on what was already a dated … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper Special: TF Top 10……Quirky Japanese Festivals

It’s a well-known fact that things are done differently here in Japan, far different to Western countries, and this is particularly apparent by way of the the many, many festivals that take place around the calendar up and down the … Continue reading

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A New Addition To The Family #5 – Alice

It’s time to introduce you to my latest niece as baby Alice was born at home in the morning on Saturday 27th February in the UK. Big congratulations to Stuart and Lorna on child number two. The all-important weight was alb 7oz … Continue reading

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