Category Albums Files
People 人物Pictures of geisha, cosplayers, children, etc.
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Kimono Beauties 着物美人


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Pictures of women in kimono taken from various albums.
kimonobijin

5 files, last one added on Nov 24, 2006, 94 linked files, 99 files total
Album viewed 2054 times

Geisha 芸者


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Pictures of geisha, geiko, maiko, and hangyoku from various albums. Random order.
japangeisha

1 files, last one added on Sep 21, 2006, 67 linked files, 68 files total
Album viewed 2972 times

Festival Beauties お祭り美人


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Women at various festivals. In random order.
matsuribijin

1 files, last one added on Sep 21, 2006, 102 linked files, 103 files total
Album viewed 546 times

Samurai 武士


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Pictures of samurai, people dressed as samurai, and other related images from various albums. In random order.
japansamurai

1 files, last one added on Sep 21, 2006, 70 linked files, 71 files total
Album viewed 565 times

Fashion


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Fashion models, trade show attendants, etc.
japanfashion

1 files, last one added on Sep 21, 2006, 43 linked files, 44 files total
Album viewed 593 times

Cosplayers コスプレ


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Costume players dressed as manga, anime, or video game characters.
japancosplayer

24 files, last one added on Jul 15, 2009, 32 linked files, 56 files total
Album viewed 655 times

Teens


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Pictures of junior high and high school students taken from various albums. In random order.
japanteen

1 files, last one added on Sep 21, 2006, 23 linked files, 24 files total
Album viewed 770 times

Children 子供


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Cute children and children in kimono from various albums. In random order.
japanchild

1 files, last one added on Sep 21, 2006, 126 linked files, 127 files total
Album viewed 400 times

Celebrities 有名人


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Pictures of famous people in Japan from various albums. In random order.
japanceleb

1 files, last one added on Sep 21, 2006, 51 linked files, 52 files total
Album viewed 727 times

Athletes スポーツ選手


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Sports athletes including martial artists (except sumo).
japansports

1 files, last one added on Sep 21, 2006, 34 linked files, 35 files total
Album viewed 323 times

Priests


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Pictures of shrine and temple priests from various albums.
japanpriest

1 files, last one added on Sep 21, 2006, 34 linked files, 35 files total
Album viewed 347 times

 

11 albums on 1 page(s)

Festivals お祭りPictures of Japanese festivals.
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January Matsuri


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Pictures of Japanese festivals held in January. The images are taken from various albums at PHOTOGUIDE.JP and are in random order.
matsuri01

1 files, last one added on Sep 21, 2006, 27 linked files, 28 files total
Album viewed 641 times

February Matsuri


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Pictures of Japanese festivals held in Feb. The images are taken from various albums at PHOTOGUIDE.JP and are in random order.
matsuri2

1 files, last one added on Sep 21, 2006, 43 linked files, 44 files total
Album viewed 547 times

March Matsuri


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Pictures of Japanese festivals held in Mar. The images are taken from various albums at PHOTOGUIDE.JP and are in random order.
matsuri3

1 files, last one added on Sep 21, 2006, 47 linked files, 48 files total
Album viewed 614 times

April Matsuri


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Pictures of Japanese festivals held in Apr. The images are taken from various albums at PHOTOGUIDE.JP and are in random order.
matsuri4

1 files, last one added on Sep 21, 2006, 66 linked files, 67 files total
Album viewed 1356 times

May Matsuri


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Pictures of Japanese festivals held in May. The images are taken from various albums at PHOTOGUIDE.JP and are in random order.
matsuri5

1 files, last one added on Sep 21, 2006, 103 linked files, 104 files total
Album viewed 546 times

June Matsuri


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Pictures of Japanese festivals held in June. The images are taken from various albums at PHOTOGUIDE.JP and are in random order.
matsuri6

1 files, last one added on Sep 21, 2006, 17 linked files, 18 files total
Album viewed 468 times

July Matsuri


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Pictures of Japanese festivals held in July. The images are taken from various albums at PHOTOGUIDE.JP and are in random order.
matsuri7

1 files, last one added on Sep 21, 2006, 43 linked files, 44 files total
Album viewed 776 times

August Matsuri


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Pictures of Japanese festivals held in Aug. The images are taken from various albums at PHOTOGUIDE.JP and are in random order.
matsuri8

1 files, last one added on Sep 21, 2006, 72 linked files, 73 files total
Album viewed 756 times

September Matsuri


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Pictures of Japanese festivals held in Sept. The images are taken from various albums at PHOTOGUIDE.JP and are in random order.
matsuri9

1 files, last one added on Sep 21, 2006, 34 linked files, 35 files total
Album viewed 542 times

October Matsuri


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Pictures of Japanese festivals held in Oct. The images are taken from various albums at PHOTOGUIDE.JP and are in random order.
matsuri10

1 files, last one added on Sep 21, 2006, 32 linked files, 33 files total
Album viewed 470 times

November Matsuri


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Pictures of Japanese festivals held in Nov. The images are taken from various albums at PHOTOGUIDE.JP and are in random order.
matsuri11

1 files, last one added on Sep 21, 2006, 36 linked files, 37 files total
Album viewed 563 times

December Matsuri


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Pictures of Japanese festivals held in Dec. The images are taken from various albums at PHOTOGUIDE.JP and are in random order.
matsuri12

1 files, last one added on Sep 21, 2006, 15 linked files, 16 files total
Album viewed 635 times

12 albums on 1 page(s)

Architecture 建築Pictures of Japanese castles, shrines, temples, etc.
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Castles お城


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Pictures of Japanese castles from various albums at PHOTOGUIDE.JP. Click on a thumbnail to see more photos of that castle.
japancastle

1 files, last one added on Mar 16, 2006, 122 linked files, 123 files total
Album viewed 1701 times

Shrines 神社


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Random pictures of Shinto shrines and torii from various albums at PHOTOGUIDE.JP.
japanshrine

0 files, 123 linked files, 123 files total
Album viewed 492 times

Temples 寺院


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Random pictures of Buddhist temples from various albums at PHOTOGUIDE.JP.
japantemple

1 files, last one added on Feb 04, 2008, 163 linked files, 164 files total
Album viewed 659 times

Homes 民家


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Pictures of homes, palaces, and villas from various albums.
japanhouse

0 files, 82 linked files, 82 files total
Album viewed 779 times

Train Stations 駅舎


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Interesting train station buildings in Japan. japaneki

0 files, 54 linked files, 54 files total
Album viewed 5 times

Others


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Pictures of other buildings in Japan.
japanbuilding

1 files, last one added on Feb 04, 2008, 59 linked files, 60 files total
Album viewed 512 times

6 albums on 1 page(s)

Nature 自然Pictures of mountains, lakes, rivers, ocean, coastline, etc.
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Mountains 山岳


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Photos of mountains in Japan taken from various albums. In random order.
japanmt

1 files, last one added on Feb 04, 2008, 37 linked files, 38 files total
Album viewed 277 times

Lakes & Ponds 湖


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Photos of lakes and ponds in Japan taken from various albums. In random order.
japanlake

0 files, 30 linked files, 30 files total
Album viewed 475 times

Coasts and Ocean 海岸と海


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Photos of the ocean, coasts, and beaches in Japan taken from various albums. In random order.
japanocean

0 files, 13 linked files, 13 files total
Album viewed 273 times

Rivers and Waterfalls 川と滝


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Photos of rivers and waterfalls in Japan. In random order taken from various albums.
japanriver

1 files, last one added on Feb 04, 2008, 22 linked files, 23 files total
Album viewed 235 times

Gardens & Trees 庭園と木


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Photos of gardens and trees in Japan taken from various albums. In random order.
japangarden

0 files, 56 linked files, 56 files total
Album viewed 215 times

Flowers 花


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Photos of flowers in Japan taken from various albums. In random order.
japanflower

13 files, last one added on Jan 02, 2007, 151 linked files, 164 files total
Album viewed 1667 times

National Parks 国立公園


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Photos of Japan's National Parks taken from various albums. In random order.
japannationalpark

0 files, 20 linked files, 20 files total
Album viewed 265 times

Wildlife 野生生物


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Photos of wildlife in Japan taken from various albums. In random order.
japanwildlife

0 files, 49 linked files, 49 files total
Album viewed 731 times

Spring 春


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Photos of spring in Japan. From various albums.
japanharu

1 files, last one added on Feb 04, 2008, 49 linked files, 50 files total
Album viewed 323 times

Summer 夏


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Photos of summer in Japan. From various albums.
japannatsu

0 files, 12 linked files, 12 files total
Album viewed 629 times

Autumn 秋


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Photos of autumn in Japan. From various albums.
japanaki

1 files, last one added on Feb 04, 2008, 40 linked files, 41 files total
Album viewed 478 times

Winter 冬


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Photos of winter in Japan. From various albums.
japanfuyu

1 files, last one added on Feb 04, 2008, 22 linked files, 23 files total
Album viewed 502 times

12 albums on 1 page(s)

Art 美術・芸術Pictures of performing arts and fine arts.
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Sculpture 彫刻


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Photos of sculpture from various albums. In random order.
japansculpture

2 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2009, 163 linked files, 165 files total
Album viewed 747 times

Paintings 絵


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Photos of paintings from various albums. In random order.
japanpaint

1 files, last one added on Feb 04, 2008, 28 linked files, 29 files total
Album viewed 759 times

Manhole Covers in Japan マンホール


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Every city and town in Japan have their own uniquely-designed manholes.
manhole

0 files, 67 linked files, 67 files total
Album viewed 106 times

 

3 albums on 1 page(s)

SportsPictures of baseball, etc.
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World Baseball Classic 2009


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The 2nd World Baseball Classic's Asia Round was held in March 2009. This game was between Korea and China on March 8, 2009 at Tokyo Dome.

34 files, last one added on Mar 23, 2009
Album viewed 36 times

World Baseball Classic 2006


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The first WBC game in the Asia Round kicked off on March 3, 2006 at Tokyo Dome. In the second game that day, Japan played and defeated its first opponent, China. The main attraction was Ichiro.

21 files, last one added on Mar 10, 2006
Album viewed 245 times

2002 FIFA World Cup in Japan ワールドカップ


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Pictures of fans attending the 2002 World Cup soccer games in Osaka, Kobe, Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa (Brazil vs. England on on June 21, 2002), and the final match at International Stadium in Yokohama on June 30, 2002 (Brazil vs. Germany). Photos taken by Kjeld Duits, Mariko Hinaga, and Philbert Ono.

47 files, last one added on Sep 17, 2008
Album viewed 1259 times

Rowing レガッタ


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Photos of competitive college rowers at major rowing races, especially at Lake Biwa.

1 files, last one added on Feb 04, 2008, 49 linked files, 50 files total
Album viewed 258 times

4 albums on 1 page(s)

Sumo 相撲Pictures of sumo.
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Ryogoku Kokugikan 両国国技館


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Built in 1985, the Ryogoku Kokugikan is a modern, spacious, and well-designed sumo arena where three of the six Grand Sumo tournaments are held. In January, May, and September, Tokyoites can see sumo live and enjoy numerous things inside the facility.

89 files, last one added on Jan 29, 2013
Album viewed 304 times

Grand Sumo Tournament 大相撲


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Photos of a Grand Sumo Tournament. These pictures aim to give you an idea of what you see at a real sumo tournament at the Kokugikan sumo arena in Tokyo. The colorful ring-entering ceremony by the top two divisions (Makunouchi and Juryo) as well as by the yokozuna. See a few sumo matches fought by foreign wrestlers as well.

193 files, last one added on Jan 29, 2013
Album viewed 1044 times

Maibara Basho Sumo Exhibition 大相撲米原場所


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On Oct. 17, 2008, the Ozumo Maibara Basho exhibition sumo tournament was held at Green Park Santo in Maibara, Shiga Prefecture. Most of the famous sumo stars came and showed their stuff including Yokozuna Hakuho; Ozeki Chiyotaikai, Kotomitsuki, Kotooshu, and Kaio; Takamisakari, Baruto, Kisenosato, and Homasho. It has been nine years since they came to Shiga for an exhibition tournament.

134 files, last one added on Nov 08, 2008
Album viewed 368 times

Musashimaru Retirement Ceremony 武蔵丸断髪式


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Yokozuna Musashimaru, the last of the Hawaiian sumo greats, held his retirement ceremony on Oct. 2, 2004 at the Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo arena in Tokyo. His departure marks the end of the Hawaii's Golden Age of Sumo. For the first time since 1968, sumo in Japan is without a wrestler from Hawaii. Also see the video at YouTube.

97 files, last one added on Apr 08, 2006
Album viewed 1852 times

Yokozuna Deliberation Council Practice 2005 横綱審議会・稽古総見


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Sumo practice at the Kokugikan sumo arena in Ryogoku, Tokyo. The practice, held before the Yokozuna Deliberation Council, was open to the public on April 29, 2005. Surprisingly, about 8,000 people attended, taking advantage of free admission. Also see the video at YouTube.

33 files, last one added on May 03, 2005
Album viewed 273 times

Sumo Wrestlers 相撲力士


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Top sumo wrestlers from various albums. In random order.
japansumo

1 files, last one added on Sep 21, 2006, 81 linked files, 82 files total
Album viewed 600 times

6 albums on 1 page(s)

FoodPictures of Japanese food.
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Japanese Food 日本料理


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Pictures of Japanese food.
japanfood

40 files, last one added on Feb 11, 2014, 31 linked files, 71 files total
Album viewed 598 times

Sweets & Desserts 菓子・デザート


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Japanese sweets, desserts, and confections.
japansweets

7 files, last one added on Feb 11, 2014, 2 linked files, 9 files total
Album viewed 456 times

2 albums on 1 page(s)

Vintage PostcardsOld postcards from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Geisha, Japanese women, children, scenics, Japan-America relations, and how to date old postcards.
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Geisha & Women Postcards


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One of the enduring symbols of Japan, the geisha and maiko were very popular subjects for tourist postcards at the turn of the 20th century. Here are some postcards showing geisha (called geiko in Kyoto) and maiko (apprentice geisha). Includes postcards of my favorite girl, the Laughing Geisha.

72 files, last one added on Sep 19, 2008
Album viewed 8295 times

Japan-America Relations Postcards


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You've heard it before: "The most important bilateral relationship in the world." (According to the late US Ambassador to Japan, Mike Mansfield.) Well, for me it's very important because of my dual Japanese and American heritage. With these postcards, I've traced some of the history of Japan-U.S. relations starting with Commodore Mathew Perry's landing in 1853.

22 files, last one added on Sep 19, 2008
Album viewed 2555 times

Other Postcards


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Other vintage postcards in my collection include Japanese children and scenic views. Children were another facet of Japan that fascinated early foreign tourists in Japan. Children dressed in kimono and those babysitting their younger siblings were the most popular. Most of the scenic cards are oil-painted. (If I could paint, I would rather be a painter than a photographer.)

22 files, last one added on Sep 19, 2008
Album viewed 732 times

About Vintage Postcards


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A quick, illustrated introduction to Japanese postcards. It centers on how to date vintage postcards by checking postmarks and other characteristics.

12 files, last one added on Sep 19, 2008
Album viewed 1439 times

4 albums on 1 page(s)