The piper’s calling you to join him.
Everything must come to an end. But what an end! We should all hope to have an ending as magnificent as the sakura when they rain down.
Yes, Japan does have flowers other than cherry blossoms. Surprised?
Or, perhaps, down a cherry blossom road, since just about every road in many Japanese cities looks like this in spring.
When they all come down, it’s a sight to see. Few things more beautiful than this, folks.
I love all the Buddhist statues at the various temples in Japan.
They only last a week or so—less, if bad weather. Gotta catch them while you can.
Climb the steps and enter the temple of Hisako.
singing in the duckweed
how many insects?
Here they come.
Introducing a new photo project. Click inside to read all the crazy details.
It’s a nice orderly line… Until the train arrives, then it’s every man for himself.
Oona McGee on the Japanese way of giving change:
This remarkable attention to customer service even extends to the handling of cash transactions in shops around the country. Akin to an art form, a simple payment to a store clerk in Japan will inevitably set off a series of steps and precise movements to satisfy the needs of both parties and respectively complete the exchange. Come with us as we take you through the steps of a simple transaction in Japan. The attention to detail and the clever reasons for it will surprise you.
John Ramirez loves Japan. He’s also a Disney storyboard artist. This is where things get interesting.
Some of these are really cool.