Happee Monkee

Photography, food & travel

Archive for August, 2009

The Road to Heaven

By • Aug 27th, 2009 • Category: Travels

In 593 AD, a Japanese prince developed a religious centre in Dewa Sanzan, central of Yamagata prefecture. Prince Hachiko, the eldest son of the 32nd emperor of Japan, established mountain asceticism called Shugendo Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this […]



Hanabi in Akita

By • Aug 19th, 2009 • Category: Travels

One typhoon and four earthquakes later, I’m on the shinkansen (bullet train) to Akita. No more concrete jungle. Or mad Tokyo peak hours. The journey to Akita sped through plots of rice fields, bubbling creeks and mountainous views. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe […]



Temple Hopping in Kamakura

By • Aug 10th, 2009 • Category: Travels

I got bored of Yokohama fairly quick. It isn’t my cup of tea. I’m a culture girl. I love old buildings. I dig tradition ( I am a Capricorn after all) and I love a good story. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to […]



The Cicada Song

By • Aug 6th, 2009 • Category: Travels

“Vrrirrrrrr…. vriiirrr…vriiirrr…vriiirrr…vriiirrrrrrrrr.” Imagine that sound a hundred folds louder and orchestral-like.  Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend