The Dancing Girl’s Inn

In 1926 Japanese author Yasunari Kawabata wrote the short story The Izu Dancer (伊豆の踊子). The novella is about a student traveling the Izu Peninsula in Japan. During his trip he befriends six dancers, he soon finds himself falling in love with the […]

Return to the Kowloon Walled City

The Kowloon Walled City was a densely populated, largely ungoverned settlement located in the middle of Hong Kong. The plot was originally used as a Chinese military fort until the region was leased to Britain in the late 1800s, at which point it slowly became a tightly […]

Hiking Japan’s Autumn Trails

A recent piece in the Japan Times’ Weekend Scene supplement, published both online and in print, about autumn hiking in Japan. All images by myself, and all text by Tyler Rothmar. Read the full article online here. […]

Koenji Awa Odori

The Awa Odori Festival (阿波踊り) is a dance festival of almost unimaginable scale held each year in the first half of August in Tokushima Prefecture on the island of Shikoku (Japan). Awa is the old feudal name for Tokushima Prefecture, and odori means ‘to […]

Edo Tokyo Architectural Museum

An article I worked on with a client of mine for Japanese travel company Navitime to promote the Edo Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum in West Tokyo as a tourist attraction. This has long been one […]

DBS July 2016: Hospital Records

It’s that time of year again! London Elektricity flew into Tokyo last weekend to put on another Hospital Records night with the mighty DBS crew! This time it was at a new venue – The […]

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