Tsukiji : Live Tuna Auction September 21st 2014 Please see the entry from the day before on 20 Sep 2014 that describes this in a bit more detail. This entry is just for the few photos I took while as part of one of the two live tuna auction observer groups. Much of these photos are showing the bidders inspecting the two different lots of Tuna that were being auctioned that morning. ... read more
Asia » Japan » Tokyo » Ginza In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
Welcome to my travel blog. Thus far, I have shared a few of my recent trips, some highlights below :
1) Japan, Sep 2014. With the allure of a very foreign culture to me, non-English speaking, Hiroshima, Tokyo, Shinkansen (bullet trains), Tsukiji fish market, and Sumo wrestling, it was time for a two week break from life and traveled to Japan for the second half of September. Wow, what an amazing place, just loved every minute I spent there exploring.
2) On assignment in Berkeley, CA (Sep 2008 - Apr 2009). I explored the San Francisco Bay area in some detail during the weekends I was there ... full info