I'm back in Seoul after a whirlwind trip to Japan to obtain another Korean visa. Fukuoka was beautiful - wide streets with sparse traffic, quiet parks with lush green trees, and bright blue skies. I met a teacher from Reading who had studied urban planning in university at Sheffield - he was suitably impressed and had the lingo to quantify the subtle differences between the layout of Fukuoka and what he has seen in Seoul.
I had hoped to get a series of quintessentially Japanese photos for OOFALWO, but I really only had time to see the Korean consulate and the downtown area where I was staying. When we go to Kyoto in December, Deanna and I will have the time we need to capture temples, parks, palaces, and people to post here.