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Interior view of Nagahama Hachimangu shinto shrine. Japan.

"Akashi kaikyo Bridge", built across the Akashi strait between Kobe (the main island of Japan) and the Awaji island was completed in 1998. Its central span is 1,991 meters (6,529 ft). This is the longest central span of any suspension bridge in the world. The two other sections are each 960 meters. Its overall length is 3,911 meters (12,831 ft). The two supporting towers are 282.8 m (928 ft) high above sea level.

I was a little late to the prime of Autumn Leaves....archive of autumn 2014

Maiko at Yasaka jinja (shrine) for the setsubun festival. Kyoto Japan

Miyajima (宮島) is a small island less than an hour outside the city of Hiroshima. It is most famous for its giant torii gate, which at high tide seems to float on the water. The sight is ranked as one of Japan's three best views. -- Japan-Guide.com

Lake Biwa (Japanese: 琵琶湖) is the largest freshwater lake in Japan, located in Shiga Prefecture (west-central Honshu), northeast of the former capital city of Kyoto Because of its proximity to the ancient capital, references to Lake Biwa appear frequently in Japanese literature, particularly in poetry and in historical accounts of battles.

Khóc cho những mất mát của người bạn nhật

Nước đã gây ra sự đau khổ cho người nhật

The glowing sunlight in the bamboo grove reminded me of the old Japanese folktale which describes the life of a mysterious girl discovered as a baby inside the stalk of a glowing bamboo plant.

Mt.Fuji which is dyed red by the morning sun or the sunset is called "Red Fuji".

"Red Fuji" is said to be auspicious.

Kōchi Castle is a castle located in Kochi, Kochi Prefecture, Japan. Construction was completed in 1611. Much of the original fortress burned down in 1727; it was reconstructed between 1729 and 1753 in the original style.

 

The castle underwent major restoration from 1948 to 1959. Though no battles were fought at the castle, it is noteworthy because the castle is the original structure, and not a post-war replica, like many others in japan.

 

NOTE: There are only 12 castles left in Japan that are considered as “original” !!

 

It is also the only castle in Japan to retain both its original main keep, and its palace, the residence of the local Daimyo. In fact, it is the only castle to have all the original buildings in the honmaru, or innermost ring of defense, still standing.

Kyoto - Japan

 

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Da foto scansionata e postata a maggio 2008

Kyoto, JAPAN Taken on a photowalk in Kyoto with my good friends Eric and Teruhide-san. 2011.11.21

Ume in Ogose-machi

Location: Ogose Town, Saitama Prefecture, Garden of Sato Shuzo Store

Canal in downtown Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, japan

Bamboo Forest, Kansai Prefecture

 

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Toori capture [Kyoto - Japan] [ View On Black ]

 

♫♪ [Air - Alone in Kyoto]

  

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I hope the peace and freedom of Hong Kong.

The Old House No. 15. This was built around 1880 as the consulate of the United States.

At the upside of the roof for "Oasis 21", a huge complex in the Sakae Park, Nagoya. Believe it or not, there is a sharrow and large pond on the roof! What's more, its bottom is completely transparent and you can see people walking on the lower floor through it!

Natural Iron Hot Spring with Traditional "Bonsai" Tree in foreground. Beppu City, Japan.

In Japan, Jizo is one of the most loved of all Japanese divinities. His statues are a common sight, especially by roadsides and in graveyards. Traditionally, he is seen as the guardian of unborn, aborted, miscarried, and stillborn babies and children who died before their parents.

  

Long exposure of shot taken from Tokyo Tower in April 2014.

Yamashita Park

Yokohama, JAPAN

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