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"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.

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

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

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

 

♫♪ [Air - Alone in Kyoto]

  

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Kyoto - Japan

 

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Da foto scansionata e postata a maggio 2008

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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.

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

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

"Red Fuji" is said to be auspicious.

Bamboo Forest, Kansai Prefecture

 

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

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

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.

I hope the peace and freedom of Hong Kong.

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

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!

Nezu Shrine

Nezu, Tokyo, JAPAN

 

Taken on a photowalk with my friend Eric and 10 wonderful photographers. 2011.11.12

Yamashita Park

Yokohama, JAPAN

At the "Umi-no-Nakamichi" area near Fukuoka city

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.

  

Frost is shining Upon the sun light.

 

Snowy forest melting in the light 【Explore on January 19, 2014】

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Monk【Explore on January 23, 2014】

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this version with texture of the Japanese flag (( image with flat white back ground without crinkled texture is available as well )) is a dedication to Japan and the people there for the tragedy that has befallen them.

for the red disk center ( better known as Hinomaru ) I used an apple, bringing to mind health, birth / rebirth.

there's water drops, light & shadow line reflections.

taken from my kitchen sink.

this photo is SOOC but for texture.

prints are available as 8X10 for $50 and ALL proceeds will be donated here, www.google.com/crisisresponse/japanquake2011.html

to the Japanese Red Cross.

!!Help Keep Hope Alive!!

~ Thank You ~

 

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**there is a watermark... which would not be in the printed version**

 

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-part of my Sink Series -

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Japan is a once-in-20-year foliage weather now. I came across a very nice scenery in it. This is next to the city park of the city of Seto (瀬戸市), Iwayadou (岩谷堂). It was a mystical place so I dont think the park. I am happy that you have found a place in such a wonderful local. Because some people come from Kyoto to see this. This is a very nice light up. However, a very short period of time. (Maybe only one week) So there were a lot of people. However I could find nice place and could take great one. For me this picture will be best of this year. Bye !!!

 

As seen in the Namba area of Osaka, Japan

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