Angeles Marin Cabello

For Angeles Marin Cabello's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Tomonoura: lost in a storied landscape

Nov 15, 2014

Tomonoura: lost in a storied landscape

The priest from Fukuzenji Temple is sitting cross-legged on a cushion in front of us like a Zen-sage. He has his back to a window of the Taichoro Guesthouse as he explains the significance of the astounding view before us. We are looking out ...

Jidai Matsuri: Sad-eyed lady at the festival of the ages

Oct 4, 2014

Jidai Matsuri: Sad-eyed lady at the festival of the ages

The young lady sitting on the bench nearby straightens her wig and applies the finishing touches to her makeup — face porcelain-white, lips blood-red and heart-shaped. She is wearing multiple kimono, one on top of the other, and must be boiling. It’s only 10.30 ...

Dazaifu dalliance reveals curious case of a plum-struck deity

Feb 15, 2014

Dazaifu dalliance reveals curious case of a plum-struck deity

It’s all thanks to the Spanish ambassador, really. Angeles and I were at the Spanish Consulate in Fukuoka, Kyushu’s biggest city, to pick up her new passport. By midday, we’d done the business, slurped our way through the obligatory bowl of Hakata ramen, and ...