Posts by: Quinlan

Kitakami, Iwate 2011. Photos: Quinlan Faris Motoyu Geto Onsen is deep in the mountains west of...

A short walk southeast of Aomori Station takes you to the Furukawa Aomori Fish Market, a series of...

Inakadate is an unassuming village between Kuroishi and Hirosaki that has attracted international...

Tsurunoyu Onsen is deep in the mountains of Akita, just northeast of Lake Tazawa. Getting there is...

Warning. Warning. It's time for wooden obscenity. Uncensored account of the secret fertility...

Matsushima, one of the “three sights” of Japan, is one of the more well-known destinations north of...

Legend goes that the conquerer of Tohoku, when battling the local tribes, healed his wounds from a...

The Kokusekiji Sominsai is among the most famous naked festivals in Japan. The madness gets...

Charming hot springs resort in the mountains of Yamagata. Picturesque buildings preserved from the...

Within striking distance of Sakata along the coast lies what might be called the Mt. Rushmore of...

Jodogahama (literally pureland bay) features a stunning landscape of jagged white rocks jutting out...

Nanbu Toji are currently among the three largest and highest respected regional groups of brewers...

Nanshoso is a large Meiji era mansion with a beautifully preserved Japanese gardens in the...

On a cold morning in January, select men brave climb icy steps to a mountain summit, and fight each...

Stunning festival during which souls of the deceased go out in a blaze of glory on dragon boat...

The best vegetables are completely wild. You can't farm this fresh goodness.

Yet another naked festival. Nearly-naked men and smoke likely to ascend.