Hello, and welcome to yet another Japan travel blog. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you’ll like it here.

My name is Anne, I am a German writer and translator with a passion for Japanese culture, language and history.

From kabuki to geisha and tea ceremony, from Shinto shrines to Buddhist philosophy, from Zen gardens to bathhouses, and from maid cafes and host clubs to karaoke: Japanese culture is rich, unique, and can seem full of contradictions to the Western visitor.

On this page, I want to dive into this uniqueness, explore the juxtapositions of seemingly contradictory aspects and bring Japanese culture and nature closer to you. I aim to be “a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking. […] Some day, all this will have to be developed, carefully printed, fixed.” Christopher Isherwood, Goodbye to Berlin

More about me and my work on www.allwordz.com.

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