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LETTERS FROM A FLOATING WORLD

Sayonara

Text and photo by Grigoris A. Miliaresis On April 2012, I sent Greecejapan my first “Letter” from the, still, floating world called “Japan”; my idea, which the people from the website accepted...

First, the rock

Text and photo by Grigoris A. Miliaresis Fukushima Prefecture's Iwaki isn't exactly what anyone would call “main tourist attraction”; if it wasn't the birthplace of my mother-in-law I don't think I'd ever...

Coexistence

Text and photo by Grigoris A. Miliaresis In the world of high technology, and particularly in its part related to design, it's a truism that the popularity of Apple's products is partly...

The children of Edo

Text and photo by Grigoris A. Miliaresis I noticed them from the first time I set foot on their areas –Nihonbashi, Kanda, Ginza, Asakusa and all the rest of the more or...

Opening the mirror

Text and photo by Grigoris A. Miliaresis A letter about osechi needs to be followed by one about kagami-mochi (鏡餅) perhaps the ultimate symbol of the Japanese New Year period; even more...

Festive

Text and photo by Grigoris A. Miliaresis Its standardization in both appearance and content makes the theory about its origins going back to the Kyoto Imperial Court of the Heian Period sound...

Stigmata

Text and photo by Grigoris A. Miliaresis Recently, Japanese media (and consequently, their international counterparts and the Internet) are once again at the subject of tattoos: because of a tattoo artist from...

Black and white

Text and photo by Grigoris A. Miliaresis The minimalism of its aesthetics –smooth white and black lens-shaped pieces on a simple matrix of horizontal and vertical lines- and the simplicity and directness...

Warmth

Text and photo by Grigoris A. Miliaresis Every year, when autumn starts (which, and in defiance to all logic, the Japanese believe that happens in the first week of August) they start...

On the street

Text and photo by Grigoris A. Miliaresis The –usually self-procalimed- experts say that if you want to see them in their full glory you need to go to Fukuoka's Nakasu or Osaka's...

Blunt edge technologies

Text and photo by Grigoris A. Miliaresis “These photos are why I'm trapped in Tokyo forever” is the title of an essay that was published recently, first in “Medium” and then in...

And the two shall become one flesh

Text and photo by Grigoris A. Miliaresis Every time I play the (unofficial) tour guide to friends and acquaintances visiting Japan, I make it a point to include in the tour a...