Manhole Monday: Hita

It's been quite a few months since I drove through the streets of Hita in southern Fukuoka prefecture and popped out to catch this particular manhole cover, but I saved it for a very good reason. The event depicted on it only happens in the summer. Yes, I'm talking aboutĀ ukai, or cormorant fishing. It's an... Continue Reading →

Manhole Monday: Iwakuni

I'm spending a nice relaxing holiday at home in Kumamoto with my family this year, but we were lucky enough to get in a quick pre-Christmas jaunt over the weekend. It was my first trip out of Kyushu by car and I must say, it was kind of thrilling to drive across the strait at... Continue Reading →

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