Stephen Mansfield

Photojournalist and author Stephen Mansfield's work has appeared in over 70 publications worldwide, on subjects ranging from conflict in the Middle East to cultural analysis, interviews and book reviews. A longtime Japan Times contributor, his latest book is "Japan's Master Gardens: Lessons in Space & Environment."

For Stephen Mansfield's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Fukui’s Obama: Overshadowed by a president

Travel Mar 1, 2019

Fukui’s Obama: Overshadowed by a president

Although the presidential-themed euphoria surrounding the city of Obama has faded, the area's very tangible cultural legacies make it well worth a visit for the foodie and the history buff alike.

A power spot, tucked away on the Shima Peninsula

Travel Dec 14, 2018

A power spot, tucked away on the Shima Peninsula

Four or five years ago, standing alone in front of the clear, gently bubbling waters of Kiyomasa no Ido, a natural spring secreted in woodland at the far end of the Meiji Shrine's iris garden, I strained to detect any sound, but even the ...

Picturing Okinawa: The black and white of cultural identity

Art Mar 11, 2018

Picturing Okinawa: The black and white of cultural identity

Tracing the history of Okinawa as it is represented in the differing genres of experimental, documentary and portrait photography, inevitably leads to the abiding themes of identity, ethnicity and political posture. Located on the outer periphery of the nation, Okinawa, a garrison island where people ...