Category Archive: Japan + Borneo

A reminder of times past

A foreboding moat. When shogun Tokugawa arrived in Edo (today’s Tokyo), the Bay of Tokyo extended up to here, and moats and reinforced walls were erected all around Edo Castle. At that time,… Continue reading

All happy!

A good start.

Meanwhile

Casey with Julie.

Guarantee of safe shelter

The roof tiles of the East Garden of the Imperial Palace, just like those of many other traditional buildings, have this design molded in the edges of the roof. Ever practical yet symbolistic,… Continue reading