Monkeys Looking at Things

Monkeys Looking at Things

This week we say farewell to Japan (for now) on Picture of the Week, and I wanted to end with a whimsical post… and what could be a more whimsical subject than monkeys? As I was planning my trip to Japan, one of the things I really wanted to see were the snow...
Odaiba Kaihin-Koen Park at Night

Odaiba Kaihin-Koen Park at Night

By all relevant metrics (population / GDP / etc), Tokyo is the largest “city” in the world.  I say “city”, because Tokyo is technically not actually a city, but rather a metropolis, which is a collection of 23 city-like (meaning they have their...
Reflection of Osaka Castle

Reflection of Osaka Castle

When I think about Japan, one of the things that stands out in my mind is its architecture, and more specifically, its ancient architecture.  While I was visiting, I wanted to capture something that just said “Japan” to me, and while Mount Fuji is...
The Tō-ji Pagoda

The Tō-ji Pagoda

Prior to leaving for Japan, I asked my friends who had been there what all I should see, and what I should avoid.  Almost universally, people said ‘avoid temple-fatigue’ in Kyoto.  As it turns out, there are more temples in the Kyoto area than you’d...
The Splendor of Mount Fuji

The Splendor of Mount Fuji

Confession time!  Sometimes, I just have a hard time picking favorites.  This week is definitely one of those times.  I got a collection of images while in Japan that include Mount Fuji, and I just can’t make up my mind which ones I like better than the others. ...
The Sakura Stream

The Sakura Stream

If you talk to people who have either been to Japan, or at least have a deep understanding of the culture, it seems that inevitably the cherry blossom (Sakura) season will come up.  The blossoms are an interesting part of the Japanese culture, and to be quite honest,...

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