The next adventure begins. A few scraps to start.
Culture Trip articles on Japan. Having read some of the ones on Cuba, I think they might gather info from PR statements but still worth a look.
Events in September and October on the Japan Cheapo site.
Citadines Shinjuku Hotel caught my eye on one of the booking sites. Looks nice and cheerful. Has a gym and cooking facilities. Worth considering if we’re staying a few days.
Airbnb Japan looks a bit exe but haven’t explored much.
Green tickets allow you to use First Class. Some sites only quote the price for ordinary tickets.
Might be worth reading this book: The Narrow Roads: In Search of Old Japan. “This is the first book by a western writer to explore life along the Kumano Kodo, the sacred pilgrimage route in the mountainous Kii Peninsula of south central Japan. O’Hara deftly weaves together his own experiences with the stories of the cultural icons that dot his path.”
OKU Japan travel off the beaten track.
Katayama Bunzaburō Shōten in Kyoto. Modern take on shibori. Articles are manufactured in China to Kazuo Katayama’s design.
Yokohama Silk Museum Seems to be a museum about the production of silk. “At the Museum Shop, you can find Yokohama scarfs, foods containing silk, and other silk-related products and books.”
Kobe Fashion Museum Don’t know anything about this one. Not much English on the site.
Kyoto Costume Institute has a fantastic collection but is mainly a research facility and only has a very small exhibition space. Might be able to organise something.
If we go to Yokohama, we’ll have to go to one of Jonathan’s Restaurants – though at $10.00 per head average price, it’s probably not fine dining.
Mayuko’s Little Kitchen (Tokyo) has classes in her home. Photos look good.
Simply-Oishii (Tokyo) classes seem to be organised through Meetup.