• Archery
  • Yabusame (流鏑馬)

    A two hour train-ride from Tokyo, is the station of Kawaguchiko (河口湖駅), close to Mount Fuji (富士山), where the fearless team met at 09:00 one summer morning ready for a first lesson in Yabusame (流鏑馬), Japanese mounted archery.  Traditional Yabusame dates back to the 4th century when mounted archers were introduced in Japan.  Sights were […]

  • London
  • London Approach

    Flying into London, with a perfect view of the Thames. Many thanks to SAS… or perhaps the air traffic controllers for London Heathrow. (this image takes a few seconds to load, please be patient) It all starts at Tower Bridge in the foreground. Just beyond is City Hall, looking a bit like a fencing mask […]

  • Archery
  • Suffolk Folk

    Visiting friends in Suffolk. The stresses and strains of country life… or at least the sofa. The golfers kept their distance but the targets took some serious punishment.  Perhaps not all in the gold but pretty good never the less. Dead-eye Charlie about to strike again!  

  • Japan
  • A walk around Korakuen

    The journey to and a summer afternoon’s walk around Korakuen (beside Tokyo Dome), taking in the sights and sounds of a Tokyo weekend. On the way, a fellow passenger protects his travelling companions… and only looks a little sinister. The roller coaster… not the first time I’ve been here (Tokyo Winter). The weave of the coaster. A Metro train […]

  • Japan
  • Yokohama nights

    Yokohama nights – a beautiful weekend evening in the summer. The Hikawa (Ice River) Maru, the museum ship at Yamashita Koen (Yamashita Park) sparkling in the evening sea breeze. Looking the other way, the Ferris wheel turns against the buildings silhouetted against the setting sun. And once night has fully fallen, the Hotel New Grand’s lights stand […]