we've been really lucky with the weather in Hiroshima recently, haven't we!
A while ago, on one of those mild and sunny autumn days, I set out to explore one of Mihara's closest neighbours, just a train-hop away: Onomichi. For most travellers from outside of Japan, Onomichi isn't a name you would find on your typical travel itinerary. As I learned recently, it is actually a pretty popular destination among domestic tourists, though--and for good reason!
A labyrinth of narrow, winded roads, some quite excentric architecture, and numerous temples and shrines nestled along the hills make for a unique and athmospheric scenery. It's always a pleasure to just follow that small passage, turn that next corner left and happen upon interesting and fascinating things along the way.
Kitty Camouflage (Nyankoflage)
According to a Japanese friend, this was one of the shooting locations for the movie "Tenkousei" (The Transfer Student).
Taken at Ushitora Shrine, the oldest shrine in Onomichi.
Real, Italian style pizza. Pizza Heaven!
A very impressive Taiko drum performance at Beccha Festival, Nov. 2nd.