Going Potty

Posted by on Oct 5, 2011 in Tochigi, Travel Volunteer Journey | 3 Comments
Going Potty

There really aren’t many downsides to travelling full time, but for Katy the lack of her own creative space sometimes becomes frustrating. For the last couple of years, she’s been reduced to taking pictures of everything and anything she likes: crafts, pottery and a thousand knicknacks from around the world. We’ve seen some inspirational stuff, ...

The Art of Aomori

Posted by on Sep 25, 2011 in Aomori, Travel Volunteer Journey | One Comment
The Art of Aomori

No matter where you are in the world, towns can be pretty boring. And it’s very easy for them to fall into the mould of being dull rather than daring, having functionality rather than flair. With the global economy the way it is, perhaps small towns with few obvious resources would be justified in sticking ...

How Much Wood Would A Woodchuck Chuck?

Posted by on Sep 24, 2011 in Aomori, Travel Volunteer Journey | One Comment
How Much Wood Would A Woodchuck Chuck?

I’ve always admired Japanese products. More often than not, they’ve got an elegance to them, a tactility that makes them a pleasure to use. I remember the first day I saw a Sony Playstation. It had been imported to a shop in my home town early, of the European release. The graphics were, of course, ...