Altered perspectives: The 'interactive' Okinawan garden

Lifestyle Mar 7, 2020

Altered perspectives: The 'interactive' Okinawan garden

If Japanese landscape gardeners looked toward mountains and river valleys for inspiration in creating the rock arrangements that form the power grids of their gardens, infusing natural elements with Taoist and Buddhist principles, it is likely that Okinawans cast their eyes over the seas ...

Surrendering to a hot-spring package tour in snowy Yunishigawa

Travel Jan 18, 2020

Surrendering to a hot-spring package tour in snowy Yunishigawa

Winter is a fine time to visit Yunishigawa. The months from December to the first week of March sees the enchanting Kamakura Festival, when hundreds of kamakura (snow huts) are constructed along the Yunishigawa river, in forest recesses and in the precincts of temples ...