I made a short trip to Kobe to present on Mikio Naruse's 1955 film Floating Clouds at the 2015 IAFOR Film Asian Conference (this is my fourth visit to the lovely Kansai city nestled in between mountains and the sea).
The Flower Clock.
This beer bar, Standdard, has several craft beers on tap.
Roger and Brent, the delegation leaders from my two Kyrgyzstan trips at home in Kobe.
Christmas already at the Crown Plaza ANA.
Art Center Kobe, the Conference venue.
Kobe from the Shin-Kobe Ropeway.
At the top of Mt. Rokka at Herb Garden Village.
Osaka in the distance.