A wide-eyed wanderer
I have a little dream to travel to faraway places. A world where sturdy oaks lean over me and guide me on wandering trails. Where ruined monuments take me back in time and where the mountains hide me in its solitude. So peaceful and calming. I want to stay a little longer, walk a little further in this wide emptiness that fills the soul.
Today we explore Kiyosu Castle 清須城 – a place that the ruthless warlord Oda Nobunaga called home. Today the castle sits quietly in the mundane town of Kiyosu, but as once the capital of the powerful Owari province, its influence may have waned, but its importance to history has not.
We go on a photo-walk to capture the famous Yokohama skyline from Osanbashi, the oldest pier in Yokohama. The creatively designed wooden deck with steps, slopes, and benches are perfect for a relaxing evening among gentle sea breeze.
Today we walked down to Utsunomiya Castle, a flatland castle originally built during the Heian period in 1063. Once counted among the seven major castles of Kanto region, it was totally destroyed in war. The partially restored castle now functions as a park for city residents to relax in.
My Footsteps on Earth
Earth is no heaven but I am starting to find pieces of it. On my journeys, I have been witness to extra-ordinary landscapes, lit by the rays of a dying sun, darkened under the flying shadows thrown by the clouds which sail across the sky. Each of the small pins on the map below is but a step towards exploring my beautiful planet.