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Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

Wed
23
Jun '10

Geisha Girl for a Day

Unlike tourist photo-ops that encourage you to put on silly wigs, slap on a cheesy fake mustache or strap on a one-size-fits-all costume over your street clothes, going Geisha on the streets of Kyoto is a two-hour transformation experience. Guest blogger Glennyce Paetzmann, who visited the ancient Japanese capital back in 2003, reflects on the […]

Thu
13
Aug '09

Invisible Guts: Scrawny Sumo Wrestling

SUBMITTED BY: David Douglas Stuart, a.k.a. “Big Kamo”     LOCATION: Nagoya, Japan (2003) Unless you’re singing the national anthem or are a major advertiser, Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium would never let you on the field for a fantasy jog around the bases. Not so at the sacred sumo rings at the Nagoya Grand […]