A haunted hotel in Okinawa in LIFE Books
Nakagusuku Kogen Hotel in a LIFE Books Special
Last year one of my photos from Nakagusuku Kogen Hotel 中城高原ホテル was picked up by LIFE Books for the publication of The World’s Most Haunted Places. I have yet to complete my own write-up of this fantastical and awe-inspiring ruin in Okinawa 沖縄 but I will certainly get around to…
May 2016
A closer look at the Seiden at Shurijo
Shuri Castle 首里城
I visited Okinawa 沖縄 in November 2013 on one of my first side trips from Taiwan 台灣. Gathered here are some of my photographs from a brief tour of Shuri Castle 首里城, also known as Shuri-jō, a historic Ryūkyūan gusuku built on a hilltop in Naha 那覇 around 650 years…
Apr 2016
Sakuradori at dusk
Sakuradori at dusk
Sakuradori is an old street in Naha known for its hostess bars. I was heading the other way, into an old theatre house, but turned back to capture this parting shot of faded charm and dusky warmth. For whatever reason the Tumblr hive mind has taken quite a shining to…
Apr 2014
Fish head on deck
Perceiving time through a fish eye lens
Staying here in Kunigami 国頭郡 has been an incredibly surreal experience. The feeling of remoteness is almost unparalleled in my experience. There is no internet here and almost nothing to distract from the peaceful serenity of nature. There are no guests in the other cabins and the owner’s presence is…
Nov 2013
Exploring the haunted
Exploring the haunted
Here I am exploring the ruins of Nakagusuku Kogen Hotel 中城高原ホテル in Okinawa 沖縄. I seldom take self-portraits but, as chance would have it, this one is accidental. I couldn’t see the screen with the glare from the open window behind me and captured this grainy image while attempting to…
Nov 2013
Why don’t we find some other place to live?
Some other place to live
I chanced upon this curious artifact at Shuri Castle 首里城 in Naha 那覇. I haven’t the slightest idea what the purpose of this thing is. It looks like an envelope or a sleeve for something but there wasn’t anything inside. A mystery, then, emblazoned with a message the speaks to…
Nov 2013