Now Tsukiji, Now You Don’t


Photographs by Bahag de Guzman Words by Erin Emocling “Now Tsukiji, Now You Don’t” is an accidental photo-series that explores a closed-for-the-day Tsukiji Fish Market: a visually saturnine preview of its scheduled relocation in preparation for the Olympics in Tokyo on 2020. You’re standing in the middle of this alleyway, living in the present, and […]

Sakurajima Erupts – Kyushu Citizens Recite Poetry – Get Drunk – Life Goes On

Sunrise over Sakurajima in Kagoshima, Kyushu circa 2008

Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lost Interview Series – Photographer Junku Nishimura

The Lost Interview - Junku Nishimura

The first time I saw the photography of Junku Nishimura I became transported to a different place, like a poor man’s Arthur Dent, though not so much gone on an actual trip as merely dumbstruck, mouth agape, thoughtless and wearing a frayed robe and suddenly wondering where my towel was. It is not as if […]

Tips For the Polite Punk to Party Down at Summer Festivals Using Fujirock as Example et al

The Audience Is (Wet &) Listening

If you are reading this you are too late. You should already be gone. You should have said to yourself — Screw it! Go up Thursday night. Forget about being older and wiser and more cautious and tired and objecting to all these kids rainy day fashions and the polite way they smoke their tobaccos […]

Pastoral Dreams of Young Rice Shoots – Budding Prospects of the Future or Drought of Labor


"Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one." – Benjamin Franklin


The modern Japanese garage


The Idols of Today


The many aspects of the Buddha

Sanmon, the main gate of Nanzen-ji, Kyoto

Conspicuous consumption for the T-shirt wearing masses

The Rite of Spring

Kyoto has ravens to rival Alaska

Who needs two wheels when one will do?