I went to Japan last November: to the Kyushu, to be precise. The Kyushu is the most southerly, western island of Japan (not counting the many much smaller islands that extend south of the Kyushu for some way) and together with a friend and colleague Judith Staines I flew into its main town of Fukuoka on November 14th. I described the reasons for this trip in my main blog at the time. Now, four months later, I at last have the time for the blog I always intended. Most blogs are written concurrent with the events they describe, but in this case I’m planning to construct my blog like a book, and write posts based on my diary entries, photos and videos. So here goes.