You can get a real feeling of history when you sit for a break near Japanese castles.
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The simple, childlike pleasure of taking a walk in Autumn and crushing leaves underfoot as you go.
What a pretty face, eh?
’Round and ’round she goes.
Dragons show up in the strangest places in Japan.
A discarded coffee can reminds us that the Japanese normally don’t litter much. Why is that?
Look at all those lanterns! Almost makes you feel like you have been spirited away to another world, eh?
The shinkyo bridge near Okazaki Castle: a wonderful example of a traditional Japanese drum bridge.
This full bloom
We view, of course, but what
A joy to touch!
—Sogi (1421 – 1502)
A lion-dog creature on a roof! He’s a komainu and he protects that roof from evil.
Night Cherry Blossoms all lit up for the cherry blossom viewing festival.
Waiting in line for good luck on New Years.
The autumn colors at the Korankei Valley for today’s photo. Beautiful!
No one quite knows why, but Audrey Hepburn is extremely popular in Japan, but… she is. Some say it’s because she had an elegant, modest style and a beauty that appealed to Japanese taste. Whatever the case may be, you will find her image everywhere in Japan, including graffiti.
The burning red maple leaves in Japan in autumn. One of my favorite things.