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Engyoji by Stu

Posted on 2018-10-26

In Himeji, Hyogo, you can find Engyoji Temple on Mount Shosha. Recognizable for its long wooden floor and pillars, the temple’s main hall is where Tom Cruise and Ken Watanabe’s characters meet and converse about Custer’s Last Stand in the movie The Last Samurai.

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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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The long staircase up to Isaniwa-jinja.

Yes, There are Many Steps by Steve Rice

Posted on 2016-05-31

It's a long but interesting climb up to the shrine.
Yes, There are Many Steps

Matsuyama, Japan

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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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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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An airplane coming in  to landat Naha.

Coming in to land. by J.R.

Posted on 2014-07-24

Still in the Akibono Seawall where I was at in yesterday's picture:) The airplane is approaching Naha International airport:)

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南国の花 by Yuko

Posted on 2014-07-10




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Yakitori restaurant street Shinjuku Tokyo

Omoide Yokocho, Shinjuku by Daryl Johnson

Posted on 2014-05-22

6 years after taking a photos of this place, I learned the name of this alleyway crammed with small restaurants and bars in Shinjuku... Omoide Yokocho ("Memory Lane"). It actually has an older, less appealing name - Shomben Yokocho... please check Google-sensei if you'd like to know what that means!

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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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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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kochi shikoku japan market dog knife

Street Market, Kochi 2 by Daryl Johnson

Posted on 2018-08-11

Knife sellers are very common in markets in Japan. Ones run by dogs are not though.

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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 kurashiki japan ryokan dinner

Ryokan Dinner, Kurashiki by Daryl Johnson

Posted on 2017-01-20

A party of ladies enjoying dinner at the ryokan (Japanese inn) we stayed at. Dinner at a ryokan is always special...

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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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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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kurashiki okayama japan supermarket cake deli

Tasty Treats, Kurashiki by Daryl Johnson

Posted on 2014-08-20

A selection of cakes and pastries on display in a supermarket in Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan. Buyer beware though - this is all dog food! I love this typical sense of fun, attention to detail, and through-the-looking-glass confusion you can get as a visitor to Japan.

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Just for silly tuesday:)

Just For Silly Tuesday by J.R.

Posted on 2014-07-22

This clown made the kids laugh and everyone had a goodtime, even the adults. I think maybe he had a drink or three ate the little bar to the right of the picture:) here he has a water gun shooting the kids, and my camera lens:)

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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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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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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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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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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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detail by TAKAGITO

Posted on 2016-06-11

Excellent design which is in among the buildings of the fate that would have been soon demolished.
This is of stairs to the more than 100 years ago, the Japanese architect-designed design. It disappears without also left as a relic of the past.

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osaka umeda japan yodogawa baseball

On the Banks of the Yodogawa 5 by Daryl Johnson

Posted on 2016-04-18

Loads of baseball going on along the river... children and adults really seriously practicing and playing... impressive to see.

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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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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, [email protected]長徳寺

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Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome

Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome by Darkelf Photography

Posted on 2014-11-04

also known as Genbaku Dome, these are the remains of the Hiroshima Prefectural Products Exhibition Hall after the explosion of the atomic bomb almost directly overhead on 6 August 1945...

a sad and also very poignant sight...

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Rainbow Bridge

Rainbow Bridge by Darkelf Photography

Posted on 2014-09-08

The Rainbow Bridge is a suspension bridge crossing northern Tokyo Bay between Shibaura Pier and the Odaiba waterfront in Tokyo, Japan...

Behind the bridge you can see the skyline of central Tokyo, including the Tokyo Tower...

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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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Summer Fun

Summer Fun by GJC

Posted on 2014-06-29

Our girl enjoys summer fireworks.

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Lazy Afternoon - 129 -

Lazy Afternoon - 129 - by ARIKA

Posted on 2014-05-24

She looks happy sitting on the kids carrier.
Almost all Japanese mothers having little kids get some optional kids carrier for their bikes.
Cats love that kind of carrier.

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tokyo shibuya street crossing japan

Shibuya Scramble by Daryl Johnson

Posted on 2014-05-16

The street crossing at Shibuya Station - one of the most filmed and photographed locations in Tokyo...

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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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