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From England, Luke is a writer and editor living on the edge of Tokyo. He enjoys finding the strange and wonderful amongst the seemingly mundane moments of everyday life and travel, and writing about them.

Setsubun: One Fine Day in Spring

The snow came and went faster than a fleeting thought on a cold February morning. Despite the cold, Setsubun is a very famous festival taking...

Journey to the Center of the Buddha

It has got very cold as of late, but today offers rare blue skies and a warm winter sun. Today might be the last...

Journey in Japan Part 64: Fins Can Only Get Batter

Today, my friend and I head over to Tsukiji, to visit a fish market. Outside the train station, the outer market is crowded with...

Journey in Japan Part 63: Paint and Gunpowder

I meet up with some friends, and the four of us head out on foot toward Ueno Park. Today the National Museum of Western...

Journey in Japan Part 62: Schindler’s Lift

My friend and I meet up at 10 am, and catch the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line to Shibuya. Today is once again warm, and...

Journey in Japan Part 61: Ticket to (almost) Ride

Today is Christmas Day. I wake up at 4 am with a Christmas party hangover. It is too early to think, but I have...

Journey in Japan Part 60: Palace Under Fire

Today is His Imperial Majesty the Emperor’s 84th Birthday. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the people of Japan will be enjoying the public holiday, and a...

Journey in Japan Part 59: A Wild Frog Chase

Today I decide to take my bicycle and head to the nearby Arakawa Park, a place I haven’t previously visited. This park seems to have...

Journey in Japan Part 58: The Tooth Without Enamel

Today is the last day in Japan to look at the autumn leaves. Abscission has begun, and the leaves are ready. It is as...

Journey in Japan Part 57: In an interstellar burst

Toothache has returned. After two full months of remaining silent in the corner of my mouth, the pain floods back like a terrible memory....