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LETTERS FROM A FLOATING WORLD

Empty tables

Text and photo by Grigoris A. Miliaresis It's one of those small details that are rarely mentioned in tourist guides and that people only notice when they stop at some café to...

Citius, Altius, Fortius

Text and photo by Grigoris A. Miliaresis The first time I came to Japan, in the summer of 2009, all public spots were filled with advertisements promoting Tokyo's bid for the 2016...

The night of the masks – three years later

Text and photo by Grigoris A. Miliaresis Almost exactly three years ago, I had made from this very pages a prediction: I wrote “ as has been the case with all imported...

Something old, something new

Text and photo by Grigoris A. Miliaresis Υesterday, I read a blog post by a Briton living in Japan for the last ten years; in it, the author was having a go...

Healthy eating

Text and photo by Grigoris A. Miliaresis Living in the area that could arguably be called Tokyo's top tourist destination, this is something I see almost on a daily basis: visitors who...

Pulse

Text and photo by Grigoris A. Miliaresis After a quarrel with her brother, the god of sea and thunder Susanoo no Mikoto (建速須佐之男命), Amaterasu Omikami (天照大神) the goddess of the sun hid...

Their other face

Text and photo by Grigoris A. Miliaresis Like the manga, about which I wrote last year, another big pop export commodity of Japan, cosplay (コスプレ) is also among of the aspects of...

In the kitchen

Text and photo by Grigoris A. Miliaresis In a little over a year from today, a big change is going to happen in the urban landscape of one of the most popular...

Arts of war

Text and photo by Grigoris A. Miliaresis Yes the cliché is true: the martial arts are indeed omnipresent in Japan. Especially the nine that Japanese authorities have agreed to call “Nihon Budo”...

Perfect storms

Text and photo by Grigoris A. Miliaresis After earthquakes, the natural phenomenon that brings more concern to friends and relatives of expatriates living in Japan are typhoons; especially those living in Europe...

Homes with a view

Text and photo by Grigoris A. Miliaresis I'm absolutely certain that no one among those who dream of Japan's houses with the tatami flooring, the sliding doors and the windows with the...

Water and color

Text and photo by Grigoris A. Miliaresis Like last year and the one before it, this summer the magazines reporting on (and guiding) the new trends in Tokyo, devoted pages upon pages...