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The Contrasts of Japan

In a country where Zen and controlled serenity is revered, it is surprising that one can also find Pachinko madness.

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Proverbial Thursday – Wise words from days past

Proverbs provide us with wise words hitherto uttered  by generally anonymous people, but succinctly and at times eloquently uttered. The first saying is attributed to Norwegian Gustav Vigeland has written on an undated drawing that "He who is once bitten by love's snake, never heal" and there are several sculptures in the Vigeland Sculpture park… Continue reading Proverbial Thursday – Wise words from days past