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Meeting an Itako - Nakamura-san

Meeting an Itako – Spiritual Medium

​ “Itako – also known as ichiko (市子) or ogamisama (男神様), are blind women who train to become spiritual mediums in Japan. Training involves severe ascetic practices, after which the woman…

Cafe Keshipearl, Kobe

Cafe Keshipearl, Kobe

Not far from the business district in the harbour city Kobe, and 5 minutes or so walk from Sannomiya JR station, unassumingly tucked away on a first floor you can…

How I Got To DJ In Tokyo

How I Got To DJ In Tokyo

Here’s the story of how I got to DJ in Tokyo. I’ve long been a fan of electronic music. My moment of epiphany came in July 1977. We didn’t have…

Changing Plans, New Discoveries

Changing Plans, New Discoveries

I recently arrived back after our most recent 16 day Japan adventure. It was one full of discovery and variety, friends, family, seeing a friend’s band perform their first gig…