I was living in the Kawagoe area many years before I stumbled upon a curious little shop off the beaten track, which has intrigued and enthralled me ever since. The name of the shop is as ambiguous as the products and services they offer. The kanji over the door 浪漫 canRead More →

Spocha, Round1 Ageo – I’ve been talking favourites on the Facebook page this week and today’s showcase is very much up there on the best of the best list. Indeed, Kids Spo-cha is actually my children’s favourite indoor play area in the whole of Saitama. I love it, because it isRead More →

Regular Monday feature for the month of NABLOPOMO, introducing the manhole cover art of the Greater Tokyo area of Saitama and beyond. MT TAKAO, TOKYO Even at 599 metres there are manhole covers! I couldn’t find a coloured one, but the steel one is quite nice regardless. KAWAGOE Manhole MondayRead More →