Image search results - "Japan"
001-8143-21.jpg
Also called "Sennin Gyoretsu" (1,000-person Procession 千人行列), this is Nikko's largest festival held on May 17-18. The highlight is a long procession of over 1,000 people dressed in various costumes.The three portable shrines are dedicated to the spirits of Tokugawa Ieyasu, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Minamoto Yoritomo. Photos start with May 17 at Toshogu Shrine, when priests gathered for a ceremony. 発興祭
001-83II2-18_MATSUYAMAJO.jpg
Matsuyama Castle
001-86MAY1-6.jpg
Okazaki Castle towerThe castle was dismantled during the Meiji Period and the area was made into a castle park. The castle tower was later rebuilt in 1959.
001-89May21Kokura4.jpg
Hakata Station, gateway to Kyushu
001-9931-34.jpg
Uwajima Castle tower (Important Cultural Asset)
001-AIMG_9950.jpg
Kanazawa Castle
001-IMG_0120.jpg
JR Chiba Station and Yokosuka Line
001-IMG_0563.jpg
Established in 1617, Tsukiji Hongwanji temple is the Tokyo headquarters of the Nishi Hongwanji Jodo Shinshu sect. The present temple, based on Indian architecture, was built in the 1930s.The temple is the only one in Japan which is under the direct control of the sect. Its head priest is the Monshu Abbot himself. April 8 is observed as Buddha's birthday, called Hana Matsuri ("Flower Festival) in Japan.
001-IMG_2055.jpg
Held annually on May 4, the Misaki Shrine Fire Festival (hi-matsuri) has local people carry 2-meter long torches from their homes to the shrie where a 5-meter tall pile of bamboo is lit to make a towering inferno.A taiko drum is also carried and beaten.
001-IMG_6755.jpg
Held for two evenings on Aug. 14-15 during the obon season, people light their torches at Gosha Shrine and proceed to Hibarino park where the torches are thrown up to a large pine tree. The more torches get stuck on the tree, the better the next harvest.This is Hibarino park. The pine tree on the right of the small hill is the target for the torches. This park also serves as the Otabisho during the Hino Festival.
001-IMG_9141.jpg
At 2 pm, the 18 portable shrines gather at the Ohara Fishing Port. 大原漁港に参集
001-IMG_9373.jpg
The Kokugikan as seen from JR Ryogoku Station platform.
001-IMG_9854.jpg
Toyama Castle 富山城
001-IMG_9899.jpg
Monorail to Chiba Koen Station 千葉公園駅
001-IMG_9943.jpg
Entrance to Honmaru Goten palace, Kawagoe Castle.
001-NEBU1.jpg
Nebuta are giant, wire-frame, paper lanterns shaped in various legendary and macho characters.The Aomori Nebuta Matsuri is held in Aomori City in Aomori Prefecture during Aug. 2-7. Nebuta are giant, wire-frame, paper lanterns shaped in various legendary and macho characters such as samurai warriors, demons, and gods. They are fantastic works of art dramatically illuminated from the inside. The floats are paraded along the main streets of the city near Aomori Station every night of the festival.

From August 2 to 6, the Nebuta parade is held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. On the 2nd and 3rd, the parade is geared for the many children who participate by pulling the floats. About 15 large Nebuta floats and some small Nebuta floats for the children are paraded.

The festival's peak period is from the 4th to the 6th when over 20 large Nebuta floats make their rounds. Be sure to see the festival on one of these three nights.

On the 7th, the last day, the parade is in the afternoon from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Later in the evening, the Nebuta floats are put on boats to be highlighted by a fireworks display.

The festival is designated by the government as an Important Intangible Folk Culture Asset and not to be missed if you have the chance. It's well worth the trip up north.
001_86Nov23.jpg
Mt. Fuji from Lake Yamanaka
002-8523-32.jpg
Fukuyama Castle tower
002-86APR29-22.jpg
Bridge to Takeshima island
002-86APR29-33.jpg
Rabbit Island
002-9132-23.jpg
The festival is held along a straight, 800-meter section of San'o Odori Road, a 20-min. walk from Akita Station.In the evening, the main event starts at 6:38 p.m. with a taiko drum-beating performance or minyo dancers on San'o Odori Road. At 7:17 p.m., some 200 kanto are carried into the street to the sound of flutes and taiko drums. At 7:40 p.m. following a brief address by the city's mayor, the performance begins as the kanto are raised all at once.
002-9931-31.jpg
Fighting bull statue in front of Uwajima Station.
002-IMG_0345.jpg
Women at the starting line for triathlon
002-IMG_0561.jpg
Tsukiji Hongwanji temple gate with wisteria crest.The emblem is a wisteria flower and symbol of the Jodo Shinshu sect.
002-IMG_2060.jpg
Procession of local residents carrying torches to the shrine. Map
002-IMG_2109.jpg
Kameyama Castle
002-IMG_2910.jpg
Yasukuni Shrine's main torii during Mitama Matsuri
002-IMG_4621.jpg
Kiso River with Inuyama Castle in the distance
002-IMG_6757.jpg
Entrance to Gosha Shrine. 五社神社
002-IMG_9113.jpg
Although the Honjin is long gone, there are a few reminders of its shukuba past. Near Ohmi Railways Toriimoto Station. Map
002-IMG_9144.jpg
They run around while carrying a portable shrine.
002-IMG_9247.jpg
Koganei Park sakura
002-IMG_9638.jpg
JR Chiba Station platform
002-IMG_9905.jpg
View of Chiba Park from monorail. 綿打池
002-IMG_9962.jpg
Kitain Main hall, Kawagoe
002_0220-25.jpg
Pulling the float, Narita Gion Matsuri
002_8115.jpg
"Blue Ocean Waves" (青海波)They performed four numbers. This first one was called "Blue Ocean Waves" performed by five geisha.
003-86APR29-25.jpg
Torii on Takeshima island
003-9934-5.jpg
My bicycle
003-IMG_0156.jpg
1. Fuji Murasaki (Purple Wisteria)
003-IMG_1163.jpg
Torii at Umamioka Watamuki Shrine in Hino, Shiga Pref.
003-IMG_2062.jpg
003-IMG_2379.jpg
Carrying back a single sculling boat
003-IMG_6768.jpg
Gosha Shrine torii
003-IMG_9146.jpg
Also see the video at YouTube.
003-IMG_9645.jpg
Chiba Park approach
003-IMG_9906.jpg
Children lead the way for a float at Kawagoe Festival.
003-NEBU0.jpg
According to one story, the Nebuta has its roots in the 8th century.According to one story, the Nebuta has its roots in the 8th century when there was a rebellion in Ezo (Hokkaido). Ordered by Emperor Kanmu to quell the rebellion, generalissmo Sakanoue no Tamuramaro went to Ezo. However, he failed to capture the elusive chief of Ezo who went into hiding in the mountains.

Sakanoue then set up a trap with large votive lanterns which were lit and accompanied by taiko drums and flutes. This lured the curious Ezo chief out of hiding and led to his capture. The large lanterns were the forerunner of the Nebuta.
0037-7.jpg
Mt. Daisen, Tottori Pref.
003_0220-26.jpg
Tired from walking, Narita Gion Matsuri
003_898-30.jpg
Statue of Takeda Shingen.
004-00IMG_0843.jpg
Lead float with Edo festival music played by children. The names of the children playing are written on the red lanterns hanging above. Kodomo Edo-bayashi yatai 先導 子供江戸囃子屋台
004-0328-20.jpg
Shorinzan Daruma Temple 少林山達磨寺Daruma offerings on both sides of the temple.
004-8143-3.jpg
Shinkyo Sacred Bridge, Nikko 神橋
004-8145-5.jpg
004-86APR29-26.jpg
My bicycle somewhere in Gamagori.
004-IMG_2063.jpg
The torch procession rings out.
004-IMG_3945.jpg
Kakegawa, Shizuoka
004-IMG_5447.jpg
Statue of castle founder and 1st lord, Yuki Hideyasu 結城秀康
004-IMG_6569.jpg
Tokyo Tower
004-IMG_6760.jpg
004-IMG_9153.jpg
They keep going round and round. Quite rowdy.
004-IMG_9966.jpg
Pagoda at Kitain temple, Kawagoe
004-NEPU4.jpg
Fan-shaped Neputa float.The painted picture on the front of the Neputa depicts mostly warriors and on the back are beautiful courtesans.
004_86Nov23.jpg
Lake Yamanaka
005-9932-10.jpg
005-9934-20.jpg
Imabari Castle 今治城
005-IMG_0164.jpg
1. Fuji Murasaki (Purple Wisteria)
005-IMG_0349.jpg
Also see the video at YouTube.
005-IMG_0735.jpg
The procession basically consists of two columns: The Hon-retsu which includes the procession's highest-ranking official called Chokushi. It consists of men. The second and longer column is the Saio-dai-retsu consisting of women.
005-IMG_1901.jpg
Nakano (Hino Castle) in Hino, Shiga Pref. The castle was built in 1534 by Lord Gamou Sadahide (1508-1579).
005-IMG_2076.jpg
Towering inferno of bamboo on fire. The shrine has a 5-meter tall pile of bamboo which is lit to make a towering inferno within the shrine grounds. Very dramatic.
005-IMG_3975.jpg
Stairs to Kakegawa Castle tower
005-IMG_4124.jpg
Shimizu Bank
005-IMG_4640.jpg
Haritsuna Shrine
005-IMG_4876.jpg
Entrance to Urakuen GardenThis garden has a few tea houses including one called Jo-an, a National Treasure. THe garden is close to Inuyama Castle and worth a visit. Admission 1,000 yen.

有楽苑
営業時間 9:00〜17:00(3/1〜7/14 ・ 9/1〜11/30)
9:00〜18:00(7/15〜8/31)
9:00〜16:00(12/1〜2/末日)
休日 無休   入場料 大人1,000円(呈茶別500円)
〒484−0081
愛知県犬山市御門先1
TEL 0568(61)4608
交通 名鉄犬山線犬山遊園下車徒歩7分
005-IMG_6773.jpg
005-IMG_9156.jpg
005-IMG_9299.jpg
Shirakawa-go 白川郷
005-IMG_9366.jpg
Wada House, Shirakawa-go
005-IMG_9674.jpg
White weeping cherry blossoms
005-IMG_9870.jpg
Toyama Castle
005-NEPU5.jpg
The floats were jerked left and right and spun around.At 7:00 p.m., the taiko drum-beating started and the floats left the starting point one by one. The beat of the taiko drums was the same as that in the Nebuta Matsuri. A few men stood on the top of the large Neputa and collapsed the hinged, top portion to clear overhead power lines. The floats were jerked left and right and spun around.
005_7667.jpg
Preparing unagi eel, Narita, Chiba. Also see the video at YouTube.Slicing it in half lengthwise.
006-0328-32.jpg
Inside the Daruma temple, Takasaki.
006-IMG_0165.jpg
1. Fuji Murasaki (Purple Wisteria)
006-IMG_2081.jpg
Misaki Shrine Fire Festival in Aisho. The shrine has a 5-meter tall pile of bamboo which is lit to make a towering inferno within the shrine grounds. Very dramatic. Also see the video at YouTube.
006-IMG_2163.jpg
A geisha/geiko and maiko head to the theater to see the Kamogawa Odori. Notice the different obi sash on the back.A maiko is an apprentice geisha. Her obi sah on the back is long, as well as her sleeves.
006-IMG_4641.jpg
Sanko Inari ShrineThe shrine provides a short cut to the castle.
006-IMG_5417.jpg
Maruoka Castle tower
006-img_6768.jpg
Priests appear
006-IMG_6769.jpg
Pile of straw to be lit. The fire is used to light all the torches.
006-IMG_9084.jpg
Toriimoto Station building built in 1931 when the station opened and still in use.
006-IMG_9138.jpg
A man who got bumped and fell is quickly brought to his feet by other people.
006-IMG_9529.jpg
Todaiji Temple
006-IMG_9675.jpg
White weeping cherry blossoms
006_1688.jpg
The Peace Statue was built in Aug. 1955, the 10th anniversary of the bombing. The Peace Statue was modeled after popular wrestler Rikidozan.
006_7669.jpg
Striping off the boney spine.
006_8086.jpg
Shimada hairstyleStandard hairstyle for geisha. This a wig.
006_8608.jpg
Former yokozuna Taiho, Takanosato, Kotozakura, and Wakanohana watch intently.
007-86APR29-34HIGASHIHAZU-USAGI.jpg
Boat to Rabbit and Monkey islands (no longer in service)
007-IMG_0040.jpg
Chiba Castle
007-IMG_0168.jpg
1. Fuji Murasaki (Purple Wisteria) by Kagurazaka geisha
007-IMG_1354.jpg
Fukuoka Castle, Kinen Turret祈念櫓
007-IMG_2089.jpg
007-IMG_2148.jpg
Karatsu Shrine
007-IMG_2465.jpg
Azaleas in full bloom along the lake edge
007-IMG_4123.jpg
Shimizu Bank's relief of Kazutoyo and Chiyo
007-IMG_4377.jpg
Twin turrets of Akashi Castle
007-IMG_5880.jpg
Way to Kokugikan. The guarded side gate on the right is for sumo wrestlers.
007-IMG_6772.jpg
White and red torii
007-img_6809.jpg
007-IMG_7266.jpg
Tokiwa Shrine, MitoDedicated to Lord Mitsukuni Tokugawa, the second lord of Mito, and Nariaki Tokugawa, the ninth lord of Mito and the one who built Kairakuen Garden.
007-IMG_7935.jpg
Pretty CureKids could have their picture taken with these characters.
007-IMG_9167.jpg
Nice mikoshi.
007-IMG_9366.jpg
Mansion of Mitsui Hachiroemon, one of the museum's must-see buildingsFounder of the Mitsui zaibatsu.
007-IMG_9875.jpg
Kura-zukuri style architecture. Local merchants built these earthen buildings after the Great Fire of Kawagoe in 1893. 蔵造りの町並み
007_7671.jpg
Skewering the eel. Also see the video at YouTube.
008-9930-2.jpg
Kochi Castle tower
008-IMG_0550.jpg
Baby Buddha statueLadles are provided for pouring the sweet tea over the Buddha. Sweet tea is also provided to worshippers. It symbolizes the sweet rain that fell when the Buddha was born.
008-IMG_0939.jpg
Otowa Castle's hilltop center, now a playground.In Hino, Shiga Pref.
008-IMG_2093.jpg
008-IMG_2170.jpg
Geiko and maiko in front of Pontocho Kaburenjo theater
008-IMG_3102.jpg
Demonstration of matchlock guns, Azuchi Nobunaga Festival.Even these people had to obtain police permission to bear and fire these feudal-era guns.
008-IMG_4891.jpg
Inside Jo-an tea ceremony house, a National Treasure
008-IMG_5496.jpg
Kaeru frog to wish you a safe return. 東門院
008-IMG_6756.jpg
Torches
008-IMG_7924.jpg
Kids could have their picture taken with these characters.
008-IMG_9169.jpg
One thing unusual about this festival is that they carry the mikoshi with their hands and arms only, and not on their shoulders.
008-IMG_9369.jpg
Inside Mitsui Hachiroemon mansion
008-IMG_9392.jpg
Musashimaru right after I shook his hand.
008-IMG_9542.jpg
Japan's largest Buddha statue in Todaiji. National Treasure.
008-NEPU8.jpg
Closeup of a Neputa float.Theories concerning the origin of the Neputa are identical to those of the Nebuta. However, in the 1880's, the Neputa gradually changed from human figures into a fan shape. The floats have come a long way since then. Candles have been replaced by generator-powered lights and the washi paper has been replaced by washi paper blended with nylon. The festival is designated as an Important Intangible Folk Culture Asset.
008-S50028.jpg
About 11 am: Here we go folks, the first of 136 runners in Tokyo.
008_8668.jpg
Asashoryu sips water offered by Ozeki ChiyotaikaiAs soon as Asashoryu entered the arena, many wrestlers went up to him to offer water as a show of respect.
009-IMG_0178.jpg
1. Fuji Murasaki (Purple Wisteria)
009-IMG_1154.jpg
Mini wisteria
009-IMG_1982.jpg
Jonai Bridge to Karatsu Castle城内橋
009-IMG_2106.jpg
Torii at Misaki Shrine Fire Festival.
009-IMG_2280.jpg
Chichibu Shrine
009-IMG_4893.jpg
Jo-an tea ceremony house, a National Treasure. Built in 1618 by Oda Uraku, one of the greatest tea ceremony masters and younger brother of warlord Oda Nobunaga.Jo-an is one of Japan's three most famous tea ceremony houses. 如庵
009-IMG_5245.jpg
Maruoka Castle
009-IMG_5703.jpg
Beachgoers frolick in the lake as the rowing boats arrive.
009-IMG_6784.jpg
After it gets dark, the pile of straw is lit and people come to light their torches.
009-IMG_8879.jpg
Taiko drum tower
009-IMG_9193.jpg
Tossing a portable shrine, a common sight during the festival.
009-IMG_9642.jpg
Chiba Station and monorail
009-IMG_9952.jpg
Cherry blossoms and Chiba Castle
009_8196.jpg
009_8662.jpg
Asashoryu and TochiazumaAfter offering water, Tochiazuma shares a laugh with the yokozuna.
00IMG_7455.jpg
About Genova ジェノバの紹介Genova (or Genoa) is a port city on the west coast of Italy. It is the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. For 2004, it was designated as the European City of Culture. From Milan, it takes about 90 min. to reach Genova.

ジェノバは、イタリアの北の西海岸にある港街です。コロンブスの出身地でもあります。ミラノから電車で約1.5時間かかります。

01-130_3046.jpg
Numerous azalea bushes
01-IMG_2745.jpg
Meaning "Long Life Temple," Chojuji's Hondo temple hall is a National Treasure. It belongs to the Tendai Buddhist Sect and one of the Konan Sanzan Temple Trio along with Jorakuji and Zensuiji Temples.Chojuji temple Entrance gate + fall colors.
01-IMG_3399.jpg
Kusatsu-juku was the fifty-second station on the Tokaido Road (following Ishibe-juku) and the sixty-eighth station (following Moriyama-juku) on the Nakasendo Road. During the Edo Period, Kusatsu was an important post town at the crossroads of both roads.The roof is shaped like a Honjin lodge, with a gate. 草津駅
010-8145-14.jpg
Coming down from Yomeimon Gate (National Treasure). 陽明門The gate is a National Treasure and symbol of Nikko.

陽明門
010-IMG_0011.jpg
Kawagoe Festival
010-IMG_0105.jpg
Inside monorail
010-IMG_0181.jpg
1. Fuji Murasaki (Purple Wisteria)
010-IMG_0379.jpg
Children dressed for the chigo parade (photo session), Tsukiji Hongwanji, Tokyo
010-IMG_2108.jpg
010-IMG_2928.jpg
Ohmi Railways Toyosato Station. MAP
010-IMG_3301.jpg
Sugawara house from Tsuruoka city, Yamagata Prefecture. In heavy snow, the front window was used as the door.
010-IMG_4734.jpg
Inuyama Castle tower
010-IMG_6649.jpg
Lighting torches.
010-IMG_8577.jpg
Standing room only at Wakamiya Shrine
010-IMG_8925.jpg
Kawasaki Daishi Temple, Dai-hondo main worship hall 大本堂
010-IMG_9182.jpg
010-IMG_9183.jpg
The bottom ends of these beams are pegged into a point (komajiri) resting on another cross beam. Wada House, Shirakawa-go
010-IMG_9386.jpg
Farmer's house
010-IMG_9982.jpg
011-02IMG_9293.jpg
Magistrate Procession 奉行
011-86aug5-17.jpg
The Takaoka Daibutsu stands 15.85 meters high, weighing 65 tons. Japan's largest copper statue. Takaoka, Toyama
011-IMG_2117.jpg
011-IMG_3303.jpg
Ceiling
011-IMG_4129.jpg
Public phone
011-IMG_6331.jpg
These days, they have 10,000 dancers from 70 dance groups and over 1 million spectators. Also see the video at YouTube.いろは連
011-IMG_6663.jpg
The torch procession goes from Gosha Shrine to Hibarino park.
011-IMG_7583.jpg
Oarai Isosaki Shrine's giant torii
011-IMG_7827.jpg
Model at Nikon booth
011-IMG_8876.jpg
Sumo wrestler and sumo stable banners
011-IMG_8943.jpg
Incense burner
011-IMG_9186.jpg
This is where they offload fish.
011-IMG_9869.jpg
Kyoto Station
011-IMG_9908.jpg
JR Chiba Station
011-IMG_9985.jpg
Psst, wanna know a secret? Kitain Temple, Kawagoe
011-NEBU9.jpg
Children's night at Aomori Nebuta MatsuriOn the 2nd and 3rd, the parade is mainly for children who participate by pulling the floats. About 15 large Nebuta floats and some small Nebuta floats for the children are paraded.
011_0221-13.jpg
Narita Gion Matsuri
011_8672.jpg
Friends after allKyokushuzan chats with fellow Mongolian Asashoryu.
011_9981.jpg
Koi-nobori carp streamers over Sagami River. Also see the video at YouTube.
012-0027-29.jpg
Okinawan house, Taketomi
012-0328-6.jpg
Kannon and bridge, Takasaki, Gunma
012-0329-12.jpg
Right balcony of Daruma temple, Takasaki
012-AIMG_9933.jpg
JR Kanazawa Station
012-IMG_0186.jpg
1. Fuji Murasaki (Purple Wisteria)Dancer's name is Maiko 舞子
012-IMG_2121.jpg
Taiko drum beating
012-IMG_3195.jpg
Former home of Omi merchant Tonomura Shigeru (外村 繁邸). MapTonomura Shigeru (外村 繁), Tonomura Uhee (外村 宇兵衛), and Nakae Jungoro (中江 準五郎)
012-IMG_3305.jpg
Kitamura house brought from Hadano, Kanagawa
012-IMG_4917.jpg
Inside tea ceremony house
012-IMG_5868.jpg
Kokugikan
012-IMG_6671.jpg
012-IMG_9098.jpg
Ohara beach where the portable shrines will be carried into the ocean. 大原海水浴場
012-NEBU12.jpg
Some female haneto taking a break after the festival.
012_0221-11.jpg
Narita Gion Matsuri
012_8266.jpg
Her big round eyes makes her look like a real doll.
013-0027-30.jpg
Okinawan house and rock wall, Taketomi
013-0328-33.jpg
Daruma closeup
013-IMG_1277.jpg
Steel sculpture depicting Ishida Mitsunari giving tea to Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Ishida-cho, Nagahama, Shiga Pref.
013-IMG_2125.jpg
013-IMG_2421.jpg
Kyoto Tower at night.
013-IMG_3306.jpg
Kitamura house
013-IMG_4285.jpg
Takahata Fudoson Kongoji temple, Hino, Tokyo 高幡不動尊金剛寺
013-IMG_5860.jpg
Kokugikan ticket office (right). Ticket prices range from 2,100 yen to 14,300 yen.
013-IMG_6014.jpg
This is a pose when Tora-san goes to the Shibamata Station and he looks back to his sister Sakura who calls him.
013-IMG_6797.jpg
During the procession, children use sticks to hit the torch flame. They had great fun.
013-IMG_7357.jpg
Red and white plum blossoms
013-IMG_7837.jpg
Pentax model
013-IMG_8459.jpg
Horyuji temple, Nandaimon Gate, National Treasure 南大門(国宝)
013-IMG_8624.jpg
Prayers to the Kanamara-bune mikoshi かなまら舟神輿Before the portable shrine is taken out to be paraded around town, the god of the shrine must be transferred to it. This is what the head priest is doing.
013-IMG_9108.jpg
Ohara beach
013-IMG_9377.jpg
Inside farmer's house
013-IMG_9964.jpg
Cherry blossoms and Chiba Castle
013-NEBU11.jpg
014-0322-4.jpg
Shirakawa-go 白川郷
014-8145-23.jpg
Passing under the torii at Futarasan Shrine. 二荒山神社二荒山神社
014-IMG_2126.jpg
Fire finally dies down.
014-IMG_2417A.jpg
Close-up of rowers at Asahi Regatta
014-IMG_3308.jpg
Nihon Minkaen is an outdoor museum of traditional farm and merchant houses with thatched roofs. They have 25 homes from around Japan many were donated to the museum for preservation.
014-IMG_4076.jpg
Himeji Castle tower, a National Treasure. 大天守
014-IMG_5858.jpg
Kokugikan ticket office. Cheap tickets costing 2,100 yen are sold every day of the tournament, but sell out fast by noon or so.
014-IMG_6795.jpg
Also see the video at YouTube.
014-img_6834.jpg
Priests splash cold water over themselves at the Nose Myokenzan Betsuin in Sumida-ku, Tokyo
014-IMG_6994.jpg
Yamauchi Kazutoyo
014-IMG_8425.jpg
Sculpture in front of Takaoka Station (north side)
014-IMG_8957.jpg
Hanamatsuri, pouring sweet tea over the baby Buddha.
014-IMG_9103.jpg
A few photographers come early to secure the best positions.
014-IMG_9392.jpg
Another farmer's house
014-IMG_9735.jpg
Ainokura
014-IMG_9830.jpg
Tagata Shrine Honden main hall. Komaki, Aichi Pref.
014-IMG_9969.jpg
Corners
014_9787.jpg
Female princess reigning over the Sakitama Fire Festival in Gyoda, SaitamaShe's 15 years old.
015-0328-23.jpg
Daruma dolls can never be knocked over since they always stand upright.
015-0331-6.jpg
015-04IMG_0869.jpg
Because of Sensoji temple, Asakusa developed and prospered and the two brothers and landlord are considered to be the founders of Asakusa. Golden Dragon Dance
015-ha2-copy.jpg
Shrine priest on horseback. The start of one of Tokyo's Big Three Festivals. These photos show the festival's climax on the last day of the festival when over 50 portable shrines are paraded along the streets amid splashing water. It is the Rengo
015-IMG_0613.jpg
Yasukuni Shrine, Torii and Haiden hall
015-IMG_0978.jpg
Flowers in bloom in early May
015-IMG_2129.jpg
015-IMG_3203.jpg
Living room of former home of Omi merchant Tonomura Shigeru.
015-IMG_3311.jpg
015-IMG_6364.jpg
Maiko poses in front of the Naginata-boko float across the street in Kyoto
015-IMG_6796.jpg
015-IMG_7335.jpg
White plum blossoms, the most common variety, and with the sweetest aroma.
4139 files on 17 page(s) 1