martes, 14 de agosto de 2018

Hy Brother

El lechón volador y viajero encuentra un hermano en Gaztown, Vancouver, Canada.
Otro viaje de trabajo con poco tiempo para el turisteo (pero bien aprovechado)  y otro atraso de las aerolíneas que dejan en tierra al Lechón viajero por un día adicional. Más imágenes de Vancouver en

jueves, 9 de agosto de 2018

Haiku afilado

Mirada y corte
Katanas afiladas
De pie en el mármol

By CCB 5-7-5 

Swords under the water

Best of Kendo. People are awesome ~ 剣道一本集

martes, 31 de julio de 2018


中村天心、鍬海政雲両師家、士林の会 狩野会長の三名にて、柳生の里へ里帰りを行いました。

sábado, 28 de julio de 2018

miércoles, 25 de julio de 2018

looking for ninjas

Japan is Having a Shortage of Ninjas Despite Offering $85,000 Salary

Iga, located in Mie Prefecture, Japan, is reportedly having a lesser-known crisis compared to the demographic one that the country is currently facing – huge shortage of ninjas despite offering candidates a pretty hefty annual salary of $85,000 as maximum.
The small city, which believes to be the birthplace of the popular ninjas, receives about 30,000 tourists to see and experience the annual ninja festival held in Iga. But while this may be good news to some, the city is actually suffering from depopulation and young people are now moving away from rural countryside, Business Insider reported.
Last year, Mie Prefecture only attracted 43 new young residents as a whole while Iga lost about 1,000 residents.
To help bring back the local economy’s boom, Iga’s mayor, Sakae Okamoto, plans to use its ninja heritage to attract both local and international tourists during its annual celebration. However, with the problems listed, pulling this off may post some difficulties.
Japan saw a large influx of tourists last year at almost 29 million, which is almost 20% from the numbers in 2016. While this, in its entirety, is good news, rural areas like Iga and other else, are being left out.
To attract more tourists and make them stay longer than a day, Okamoto made the ultimate decision to relocate the city hall and build a second ninja museum in its place. They are also receiving funding from central government – though the amount they are getting was not disclosed.
Iga also needs to employ people to work as ninjas. But to make it clear, these ninjas are actually performers, not the real covert assassins from feudal Japan. But since the country has an extremely low unemployment rate, the local government finds it hard to fill in the free spots for ninja performers – and to make it even more difficult, the position requires the right physique.

lunes, 9 de julio de 2018

Hishigami wrapping practice


lunes, 2 de julio de 2018


Japanese national Ikebana master 珠寶花士 didn’t have a job until she was 30. After the 1998 Kobe earthquake, she met her mentor 岡田幸三. Since then, her lifestyle changed radically. She has been wearing only plain clothes, almost isolating herself from the outside world. For ten years, she worked in Ginkaku-ji. Every day she arranged flowers and presented them to Buddha, living her life as a hermit.