I simply can’t visit Kyoto without stopping off at Lisn to stock up on incense

Old School

The owner said this RC plane was about 20 years old – he kindly took the covers off it to show us… wings presumably stored seperately

Creepy Bird

Saw this large bird, wading around in an inner city stream/drain and when I went to take a photo it flew off, and landed on an overhead cable, wobbling until it stabilised… Creepy silhouette!

Accidental Surrealism in Japanese Supermarket

Supermarkets are fascinating to visit in Japan!

Presume the second jar is chillis, any idea what the first one is?

Huge daikon! I have some planted in my garden at home, can’t imagine they will reach this size!!


I caught the train (actually 3 different trains) from Amagasaki to Suma, and then a short ride on the cable car up the mountains

Beautiful day and a beautiful view, looking back towards Kobe (with Osaka in the distance behind it)

I went for what I thought would be a short hike in the forest, but managed to get a little lost & after realising I could not get back down to the beach due to being hemmed in by an expressway, had to backtrack… back up the mountain, across the ridges and down a steep track to eventually get back to the beach, all while worrying I was going to miss dusk… as my primary motive to visit Suma was this fishing park:

The guy at the entrance seemed genuinely surprised I only wanted to take photos and not do any fishing, so 200 yen later I ventured out on to the jetty

I found it a little disconcerting, as the entire wharf was covered in a grill, safe enough to walk on but it had a bit of spring/movement to it, and you could see straight down to the sea… Made a note to myself: do not drop any rolls of film or batteries!

This is looking directly towards Kobe

There must have been 20 or 30 people fishing, and it was really beautiful as dusk fell and the light turned golden…

Love this retro UFO shaped building!

nuzic 45

▶ Ryuichi Sakamoto – Solari (Jóhann Jóhannsson Rework)



▶ Clark – Honey Badger


▶ Brian Eno with Kevin Shields – Only Once Away My Son


▶ Floating Points – Ratio (Full Mix)