Monthly Archives: December 2011

海沿いの散歩

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故郷のウィトフォード

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一年ぶりに帰って思ったこと

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Tomorrow 明日

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Two worlds of water on the coast of Fukushima

Aquamarine Fukushima, a 4 floor glass-enclosed aquarium, stands on the tsunami-damaged coastline in Iwaki city, Fukushima.  In March, 200,000 fish and shellfish died there; the site was closed for four months. On a recent visit, I did not expect to see much more than a dark room and … Continue reading

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A terrifying encounter at Aquamarine Fukushima

Monsters lurk in riverbeds in west Japan: Japanese Giant Salamanders.  I never knew about them; perhaps nobody dared tell me.  Last week a visit to the aquarium at Aquamarine Fukushima opened my eyes to the existence of this terrifying beast, I haven`t been able to shut … Continue reading

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Nashi ramen in Nishiogi

Nashi ramen (baked pear and noodles) is a new controversial introduction to the pineapple noodle diner in Nishiogi.  Rumours of its arrival reached our guesthouse last night.  This lunchtime I went with the Korean design student downstairs to investigate.

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