Sapporo, Japan Oct.21, 2022

I am now staying City of Sapporo, the seat of Hokkaido to enjoy beautiful Autumn season. I visited the city about 35 years ago around that time of year. As it was just overnight stay for business, I do not remember now. During the Covid-19 travel restrictions, I stayed my town for over two years except Hiruzen, Okayama this summer. ….

Hiruzen, Okayama, Japan, 2022

I and my young brother went to Hiruzen Kogen, north of Okayama area to see our relatives. We got on a Nozomi super express bullet train from Shin-Yokohama bound for West Japan

Hawaii, 2019

I’ve never seen beautiful beach like this before.  White beach, clear water, palm trees swaying in the winds. it is never an exaggeration to say ” heaven in this world”.  The beach was

Shanghai, China May.20, 2019

I visited Shanghai from May 20 until May 26 for business. I do not remember exactly how many times I had visited the city. It could be over 10 times.  Every time I visit there, I would always realize the city is changing at a rapid pace. It’s been almost 10 years since I visited last time. 

Takahata, Yamagata Jun, 2019

I made a visit to Takahata, a town of some 22,000 bordering Yonezawa city to its west in Yamagata prefecture. They produce rice on the flat area and peaches, pears, apples, grapes, cherries, etc., on the hilly areas. Takahata town is the largest producer of ”Delaware grapes” in the nation. With its abundant gifts from nature, the town has been called as “Mahoroba” in ancient Japanese word, or a fertile land surrounded by hills and Mountains.

Yonezawa, Yamagata Jun, 2019

Yonezawa is the seat of Yonezawa clan which governed the south part of Yamagata in the Edo period. The land was no so fertile. With large servants to feed and frequent orders for supports in terms of labor and money from the Tokugawa shognate, they were under financial difficulty all the time. Uesugi Yozan, load of the clan, has been admired as a leader to turn around the situation through furugality …..

Chongking, China Sept, 2018

The city along the Yangtze river is a starting point of many cruises to the Three Gauges Dam. It is known as mountainous city. The center of the city is occupied with modern high buildings. But It still keeps the atmosphere of old Chinese city, which Shanghai has lost now.  During my stay, I

Macau Sep.9, 2017

I headed to the ferry terminal in Sheung Wan soon after I grabbed some dim sums at Lin Heung Kui in the rainy morning.

This small island was once a step stone for Jesuit monks to spread Christianity to East Asia. I wanted to visit the historic are of the former Portuguese colon….