The last country of the Excellent Adventure was far from boring. In fact this was one of countries I enjoyed photographing the most.
I have split this post into people, cityscapes, temples/shrines and finishing with Mount Fuji. Japan was so beautiful and focuses heavily on shrines and temples I actually had to balance the number of photos of temples.
Posts coming up:
- Two “What You’d Rather Be Seeing – The World” which are in my opinion my best 50 photographs from the year.
- A What You’d Rather Be Seeing – Faces of the World” which were my best portraits and photographs of people from the year.
- Check the category “What you’d rather be seeing” to see the earlier country photography summaries.
PEOPLE OF JAPAN:
Two young girls in kimonos going out for the evening, Tokyo.
Girls dressed up in Akihabara, Tokyo.
Watching the summer parade down the mian street, Nara.
Making and selling woven hats, Tsumago.
Ladies heading home after visiting Yasaka-jinja, Gion, Kyoto.
Geisha’s on the back streets of Gion, Kyoto.
CITIES IN BLACK & WHITE:
Shinkansen are renowned for being on time, they are managed exactky by the station officers. Kobe JR station.
Cityscape of Osaka from our apartment.
Curious deer, Nara.
Changing the way we view the urban landscape of Osaka. Dotonburi-gawa, Osaka.
Local train, Hokkaido.
TEMPLES & SHRINES:
Couples shrine, Ise.
To view a temple each person needs to clense themselves using water from the local spring. Ise-Jingu Geku.
Shinto priest, Ise-Jingu Geku.
Sunset, Miyajima gate, near Hiroshima.
Steve hiking between Tsumago and Magome.
Deer lived in and around the temples and stone lanterns, Nara.
Temple and pagoda, Miyajima, near Hiroshima.
Peace park and the eternal flame, Hiroshima.
Floating gate at dusk, Miyajima, near Hiroshima.
Sunset from station 7.9 on Fuji San.
Volcanic black sand which makes Fuji San iconic.
Sunrise from the top of Fuji San (Mt Fuji).
Steve and Aki climbing the iconic image of Japan – Mount Fuji.
The peak of Fuji San covered in cloud, as we decend.