Manhole Monday: Izumi

I know I blogged about visiting the wintering cranes in Izumi¬†back at the beginning of the New Year but I didn't have a chance to share Izumi's¬†manhole covers. That's right - manhole covers in the plural sense. Not only does Izumi pay homage to its feathered inhabitants, as seen on this cover: They also commissioned... Continue Reading →

Experience: Crane Migration in Izumi

If you've been to Japan, chances are you've seen a crane ... but it's most likely to have been of the origami persuasion. Winter may be cosidered an off-season for the non-skiing tourist to Japan, but head to Izumi city on the island of Kyushu and you just might have the opportunity to catch sight... Continue Reading →

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