'Bowing to Tradition', Traditionalism and Modernity in Japanese Society.

Jim Holmes

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7th January 2021
Japan | Culture | Religion | Geography

From the country that gave us ‘high tech’ it comes as a surprise to find that many aspects of Japanese society defy modernity. Farming with hand tools, villages of thatch and bullfighting where nothing gets hurt, there is much more than mega cities and volcanoes in Japan.

Working on a series of travel guides for Thomas Cook, the AA and Berlitz over a 2 year period took me to Japan on numerous visits and offered an opportunity to see both the popular and less well known aspects of this fascinating country.

Travel with me through the less expected sides of Japanese life and see how simple, handmade and contradictory it really can be. This presentation, richly illustrated with my professional images is my personal journey through the contradictions of Japanese life.

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About Jim Holmes

I am a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a professional documentary photographer that specialises in worldwide humanitarian and environmental assignments from my base in Chester. Having been based in South East Asia for 20 years, living in Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia then also in Japan, I bring first-hand experience to all my presentations.

My talks are unique, entertaining and informative, bringing together the best of my photography and the research and experiences my assignments offered me, all in some of the world's most fascinating locations.

My talks are of interest to general audiences, but also engage with the photographers, geographers, humanitarians, travellers and the scientific community in your group! I have worked in this niche specialisation for 30 years and I recommend a viewing of my website to get a better picture of what I mean: www.jimholmes.co.uk My talks are passionate, professional and thought provoking, richly illustrated with dynamic images that bring together the issues of photography, remote areas travel, environmental and cultural subjects and the history of an area.

Please consider my talks for your future plans. My schedule books up well in advance, although I am sometimes able to step in at short notice if you have a speaker cancellation, it is always worth asking.

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