A landscape of life and death in Kyushu

Travel May 14, 2016

A landscape of life and death in Kyushu

by Mandy Bartok

Despite my short stature, I have to bend nearly in half to enter the underground chamber of reconstructed fifth-century tomb in the Kumamoto Prefecture Decorative Tumulus Museum. The entire tomb is modeled after an actual mound in the nearby city of Yamaga, and inside ...

Sakai: a keyhole to the history of Osaka

Travel Apr 11, 2015

Sakai: a keyhole to the history of Osaka

by Alon Adika

As I peered out the window from my vantage point on the 21st floor of the Sakai City Hall, in the distance I could see Abeno Harukas — Japan's tallest skyscraper, which houses a train station, hotel, museum, department store and offices. But this ...