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old world

old world by Stu

Posted on 2013-02-04

Sun rays stream through the smoke of a bonfire in a temple in Kyoto.

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Waiting for it's prey.

Awesome Bird by J.R.

Posted on 2014-01-09

I think this fierce looking bird is a falcon, not sure. Timing was just right to get this kind of sky.

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glimpse of Mount Fuji

glimpse of Mount Fuji by Darkelf Photography

Posted on 2014-09-22

This is just a glimpse of Mount Fuji we were able to see from Motohakone on the shores of Lake Ashinoko in Japan... the condition were already very poor with clouds fast approaching and within couple of hours the rain came and that was it...

On the right, you can see a Torii Gate marking the entrance to the Hakone Shrine...

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I remember my homeland

I remember my homeland by Hiro

Posted on 2018-10-20

This was shot in a zoo. I'm not sure where he came from. But I think he howls sadly remembering his homeland. Listen to his how...

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The happiest moment 新橋

The happiest moment by Etsu

Posted on 2014-04-11

They're wearing Japanese traditional costumes for a wedding.

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A day of pink cherries #1

A day of pink cherries #1 by Hiro

Posted on 2015-03-23

This species is called "Okame", which is named after a pretty woman. This is the agrotype of two kinds. It's English cherry researcher Mr. Ingram's work. This is also early type blooming in March.
March 21, 2015@長徳寺

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The ring of fire.

Light Show 6 by J.R.

Posted on 2014-05-16

Ring Of Fire; people look a little strange in this, but I thought it was worth posting, the last of this series:)

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heading to work

heading to work by Stu

Posted on 2023-08-31

Myoshin-ji was founded in 1337 when an abdicated emperor had an imperial villa converted into a Zen temple. The enormous Zen temple complex includes about 50 sub-temples in addition to its main buildings. While a few of the temple halls can be entered, the majority of the sub-temples are closed to the public. However, visitors are free to wander along the many walking paths like this one here.

The quiet atmosphere and the complete lack of electricity poles and wires make this a great place to wander around for an hour or two. You feel that you've time-slipped back to the 14th century.

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I love Chichibu

I love Chichibu by Hoshisato

Posted on 2014-09-22

Within a mere 90 minutes of Ikebukuro station in Tokyo, it is surprising that photographers' and hikers' paradise Chichibu isn't discovered by more tourists yet. The rural town of Chichibu is located on a plateau surrounded by mountains and the train ride quickly gets very interesting once you have left the urban jungle that is Tokyo. Chichibu used to be well known and rich because of the silk production but never really recovered from the crash in raw silk prices during the early Meiji period.

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Summer Fun

Summer Fun by GJC

Posted on 2014-06-29

Our girl enjoys summer fireworks.

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Lying in beauty on teh bench

Lying in beauty on the bench... by Japanalia

Posted on 2013-11-30

Lying in beauty on the bench,
Tearing my heart like a wrench,
They go with November,
Leaving me bathing in sadness,
So tender....

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Salaryman Blues

Salaryman Blues by Yusuke Sakai

Posted on 2013-09-30

A Salaryman refers to a Japanese white-collar businessman. Every day we have the blues.

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Getting Ready

Getting Ready by GJC

Posted on 2013-12-16

My wife watches while the hairdresser gets our daughter dressed in her kimono. This is actually just the undergarment before the kimono is put over.

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early species #2

early species #2 by Hiro

Posted on 2019-03-19

This tree can be seen from the window of mine. I had to notice it earlier !
March 16, 2019 @京都府向日市

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Nijō Castle #1

Nijō Castle #1 by Hiro

Posted on 2019-09-18

Nijō Castle is originally built in 1603 by Tokugawa Shogunate. It was used as an Imperial Villa after 1884. It is now owned by Kyoto City government and one of the World Heritage Site. It is open to the public, so you can enjoy the inside. This is the picture of the Southern Gate, which is now normally closed.
August 25, 2019 @二条城

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Girls in the parade #1

Girls in the parade #1 by Hiro

Posted on 2014-08-14

July 24, 2014 @四条河原町付近・祇園祭花傘巡行

Four Kawaramachi pay nearly · Gion Festival umbrella cruising

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I am a bad guy !

I am a bad guy ! by Hiro

Posted on 2016-02-04

One year is divided into 4 seasons, such as spring, summer, autumn, and winter. February 4th is the first day of the spring (Risshun 立春) in Japanese traditional calender. And the day before it, February 3rd, is called Setsubun 節分, season dividing day. On Setsubun 節分 day, so many events are held at many places, such as shrines or temples.

鬼 Oni is the symbol of evil spirit. 鬼 Oni appears in Setsubun events as a target who is beaten by people.
February 3, 2016 @千本釈迦堂

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The amazing beauty of trees (4)

The amazing beauty of trees (4) by Japanalia

Posted on 2014-05-11

One of the Japanese maples inside the Community Garden. The yellow leaves were the unusual and they attracted my attention.On a very small piece of land there's an agglomeration of plants and trees and there's no piece of soil left unused. People really do take care of this tiny garden.!

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hikari sergio vargas japan kumamoto

Bailando en la oscuridad by Hikari

Posted on 2008-08-10

Nagomi Town Festival. Students from various colleges of the city, have ceremonies and traditional dances in the evening. These are the daughters of Queen Himiko.

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Fuji from Shinkansen #1

Fuji from Shinkansen #1 by Hiro

Posted on 2014-05-28

When I travel from Kyoto to Tokyo or Yokohama by Shinkansen, I always reserve a left-sided seat. When I go back, I always reserve a right-sided seat to see and shoot Mt. Fuji from the window of the bullet train.

Mt. Fuji cannot always be seen. It is impossible on a cloudy day, never at night. The other evening, I was lucky to see the holy mountain clearly. I shot and shot, I was moving as fast as 270km/h and so it was difficult, almost all shots were coincidence.

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matsuyama shikoku japan market

Local Produce by Daryl Johnson

Posted on 2018-05-15

Buying local Produce on the downtown shopping area of Matsuyama.

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Downtown Naha City near the monorail station.

Night View by J.R.

Posted on 2013-05-06

Night view from the monorail looking down toward a new shopping mall. I liked this image as I really enjoy night shots, and I think downtown Naha City with all it's colors and lights is a wonderful place to take these kind of pictures:)

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A night walk down one of the party streets.

The place where I live:) by J.R.

Posted on 2014-02-28

Shintoshin is trying to compete for the tourist trade with many on the different cities on the Island, so this colorful street is designed to attract the late night party crowd, and tourist looking for a little action:) There is no parking on the street so most come by taxi, or the nearby monorail. There is off street parking but usually it ain't cheap:)

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Strike while the iron is hot #3

Strike while the iron is hot #3 by Hiro

Posted on 2019-01-14

The old man is 藤安将平, Shohei FUJIYASU, one of the few Japanese sword masters. Japanese sword, 刀 KATANA, is made through many processes. He is now forging the iron.
A smartphone game in which swords are anthropomorphized is popular among young women. A lot of game fans gathered to watch KATANA forging exhibition.
Look at the sparks ! Aren't they beautiful ? The master heats the iron in burning charcoal.

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A little sliuder reaction.

Naha City 6 by J.R.

Posted on 2014-05-05

Folks coming out of Hewadori Street onto the main street of Naha City

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Autumnal view, November 24 #8

Autumnal view, November 24 #8 by Hiro

Posted on 2018-12-12

We have lots of temples in Kyoto. Many of them have beautiful gardens. Red, orange, yellow...we can enjoy autumn colors there. The view is not the only thing you can enjoy. Tea. The combination of autumn leaves and Japanese Matcha bring you great happiness.

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An outing to Nokogiriyama in Chiba Prefecture.

The Buddha of Healing by Steve Rice

Posted on 2016-01-15

The medicine jar in his left hand identifies him as Yakushi Nyorai, the Buddha of Healing.


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The fascinating Gunkanjima (Battleship Island).

Nerve Center by Steve Rice

Posted on 2015-09-27

The red brick building was the mine's general office. Also, It housed a communal bath for the miners. The water was said to always be pitch black. The miners worked in terribly hot and humid conditions as far as 3,600 feet (1,100 meters) below the sea bed. As is typical of mining operations, gas explosions were an ever-present danger.

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first Calligraphy in the New Year 2015

first Calligraphy in the New Year 2015 by Hiro

Posted on 2015-01-05

調和 harmony (of the natural and the artificial )
Maybe you like the shining sea which reflects the sunlight. Maybe you would like to capture it with your DSLR. You like nature. You need electricity.
Harmony is important.
December 14, 2014 @高御位山から高砂火力発電所方面を望む
Seto Inland Sea and Takasago coal-fired power plant

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Back to the fish market.

Okinawa World by J.R.

Posted on 2014-01-10

Back to the fish market, that's my wife with the funny expression one of those rare time I caught her unexpectedly:) These were taken around the New Years so lots of tourist and Okinawan folks preparing for the big event.

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Doing it for the camera.

Hewadori Street by J.R.

Posted on 2014-05-18

A camera man taking pictures on Hewadori Street for some kind of exercise campaign to get people more health conscience.

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Touring by American Steel.

American Steel by J.R.

Posted on 2014-04-05

Favorite among the Harley guys is to call them American Steel, but for the most part the Japanese plastic will leave them in the dust:)

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train shikoku seto-ohashi okayama bridge japan


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Same journey as recorded here and here in 2008. Ten Years... where does the time go?

Always impressive to be able to be in the front of the train on this route, crossing the massive Seto-Ohashi bridge from Honshu to Shikoku.

Across the Seto-Ohashi 3 by Daryl Johnson

Across the Seto-Ohashi 3 by Daryl Johnson

Posted on 2018-01-22

Same journey as recorded here and here in 2008. Ten Years... where does the time go?

Always impressive to be able to be in the front of the train on this route, crossing the massive Seto-Ohashi bridge from Honshu to Shikoku.

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okayama omoto japan izakaya turtle-shell

Early Morning, Omoto 23 by Daryl Johnson

Posted on 2016-09-19

Closer look at the shells from yesterday's image. This restaurant would have been serving suppon - soft-shelled turtle, a popular Japanese dish, often served in a nabe hot pot.

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On the streets of Tokyo

Yearning by Chris

Posted on 2018-01-22

I silence my thoughts as it cries
come here, come here
talk to me, talk to me.

My eyes glimmer and
glance towards you, ready to
look away if you turn,
but you don't, you don't.

My lips they say: Just leave
I don't care, I don't care.

My heart, it hurts
because I do.

Elana Wong

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Roaming around Naha City.

Naha City 1 by J.R.

Posted on 2014-04-30

Looking around Naha City at night, lots of little bars and cafes, lots of folks as it is now during a holiday season and tourist and locals were roaming the streets either just looking for a place to eat or just looking:)

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