Do you know Japanese Daruma dolls? At the start of the year you colour one eye in black, set a goal for yourself, and then if you achieve your goal you colour the other eye. I am currently making a limited number of IKIMASHO Daruma postcards to welcome 2020. Each card will be individually drawn and painted, and come with a message from me. (Eyes will be left blank for you to colour!) If you would like one, please drop […]
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A ceremonial burning performed once a year by monks in Tokyo.
IKIMASHO! | Daily life in Tokyo, Japan
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30 pictures from the annual Chigosan Gyoretsu parade – divine children who play an important role at this temple on the outskirts of Tokyo.
Right now I’m back in Tokyo after spending two full weeks visiting home in Northern Ireland. As well as being able to enjoy quality time with my family and friends, I was reminded of just how untouched and beautiful some parts of my country really is. There’s a simplistic beauty about our villages and coastlines, and I’m happy I could spend Christmas there with the people I love. ☘️ ❤ Follow IKIMASHO! on Facebook ❤
My visit to Miyagi Prefecture last weekend coincided with koyo season – the changing of the leaves. Driving through the winding roads of Akiu Onsen, an area famous for its hot springs, we eventually found ourselves at Akiu Great Falls. This 55-metre high waterfall is a nationally designated Place of Scenic Beauty, and really did look like something from a fairytale. Reflections from Tohoku, Japan Moments in Miyagi / 宮城でのひと時 IKIMASHO! on Facebook