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The Secrets of the Sakura, 23/5/24

Cherry blossoms, or sakura, are one of the most famous sights in a country spoilt for natural beauty.

Not only is their opening emblematic of the close of winter – which in much of Japan is long, cold affair – but they are also woven through Japanese history and folklore…

The Koi Return, 5/4/24

Naturally, I reflect on my life back in Melbourne and Australia where we don’t have such obvious signs…Perhaps it’s because the four seasons of the Northern Hemisphere that we unquestionably adopted don’t suit our weather; that the seven seasons of the Wurundjeri or Bunnerong People would suit the cycles more appropriately.

The Pause Between Exhale and Inhale, 11/4/24

So many of us may fear death as the nothingness that comes after life because we are so conditioned to see the lack, to focus on what was once there now being gone. We do this with the idea of our own ‘end’, the fear around the imagined idea of everlasting non-existence…

Old and New; Like Spring 22/3/24

The main lesson I have learnt here – and in Japan in general – is the innate capacity of human beings to somehow make the world more beautiful.

Tales from Tokyo, 11/3/24

We arrived in Tokyo as the first stop on our worldwide journey. It was certainly a challenge for 6 of us (my mum, her new husband Les, my brother Louis, his partner Luisa, Liv and myself) to navigate 6pm Tokyo rush hour with more than half a dozen bags, but eventually…

Leaving Melbourne, 7/3/25

There are certain conversations you anticipate when people discover you are going traveling for close to a year. “Where are you going?” “Where are you most excited for?” Others, perhaps naively, took me by surprise. One of the most fascinating to observe…

The Secrets of the Sakura, 23/5/24

The Secrets of the Sakura, 23/5/24

Cherry blossoms, or sakura, are one of the most famous sights in a country spoilt for natural beauty.

Not only is their opening emblematic of the close of winter – which in much of Japan is long, cold affair – but they are also woven through Japanese history and folklore…

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The Koi Return, 5/4/24

The Koi Return, 5/4/24

Naturally, I reflect on my life back in Melbourne and Australia where we don’t have such obvious signs…Perhaps it’s because the four seasons of the Northern Hemisphere that we unquestionably adopted don’t suit our weather; that the seven seasons of the Wurundjeri or Bunnerong People would suit the cycles more appropriately.

read more
The Pause Between Exhale and Inhale, 11/4/24

The Pause Between Exhale and Inhale, 11/4/24

So many of us may fear death as the nothingness that comes after life because we are so conditioned to see the lack, to focus on what was once there now being gone. We do this with the idea of our own ‘end’, the fear around the imagined idea of everlasting non-existence…

read more
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