JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Hiroshige's woodblock print of Night Rain in Karasaki from his "Omi Hakkei" (Eight Views of Omi) series.
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Hiroshige's woodblock print of Night Rain in Karasaki from his "Omi Hakkei" (Eight Views of Omi) series.
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The famous Karasaki pine tree as seen from Lake Biwa.
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The famous Karasaki pine tree as seen from Lake Biwa.
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Karasaki Shrine torii. It is a branch shrine of Hiyoshi Taisha. 唐崎神社 MAP
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Karasaki Shrine has numerous pine trees, including the famous century-old pine tree.
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Omi Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi) marker at Karasaki. Omi was the old name for Shiga. A woodblock print artist depicted the Eight Views of Omi. One of them was titled, "Night Rain at Karasaki" showing the big pine in the rain at night.
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Pine tree and Lake Biwa.
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Karasaki Pine Tree
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Karasaki Pine Tree
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Karasaki Pine Tree
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Mt. Mikami across Lake Biwa from Karasaki.
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Omi Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi) marker
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Mt. Mikami + Pine Tree at Karasaki.
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Karasaki Shrine
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Ukimido floating temple in Katata, one of Shiga's most famous and picturesque buildings. One of the eight Omi Hakkei Views made famous by ukiyoe prints by Hiroshige.
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Pine trees of Awazu. One of the Eight Views of Omi is now a non-scenic, semi-industrial road.
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Pine trees of Awazu. This road is near the lakeshore. 粟津
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Old postcard showing the pine trees of Awazu.
   
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