Category: Photo of the Week

Only Walls Remain (Photo of the Week)

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Photo of the Week: Mountains

It’s no secret I’m in love with the mountains of Japan. Looking at this, how could anyone wonder why? (Taken from atop mount Sengatake in Mie prefecture, January 2016.)  

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Photo of the Week: Samura & Sakura

A samurai statue under the shade of a Sakura (cherry blossom) tree. April 2017. This week’s photo is a bit of a change, as it was shot analogue, not digital, using my Holga toy camera. I like the unpredictability and

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Photo of the Week — Nagoya Castle Sakura

If you saw my recent newsletter, you’ll recognize this photo. Taken earlier this month, this is what Nagoya Castle looks like during the short-lived cherry blossom season. Lovely, isn’t it?

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Sumo Surprise! (Photo of the Week)

Last summer, I went with a student and another guy to see some sumo wrestlers training together outside a local temple where they were staying. These were lower-ranking guys, but still pretty powerful, and interesting to watch up close. What’s

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Photo of the Week — Osaka-Sayama

If I were more on-the-ball, these weekly photos would be more topical or seasonal. Maybe someday. In the meantime, here’s a random photo from May 2015, taken in my Japan “hometown,” Sayama City in Osaka prefecture. Way back in 2002,

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Photo of the Week — Achechi Sation

This photo was taken Ena, Gifu, back in November 2015. More specifically, it’s Achechi Station, where this little, old-fashioned one-car train still comes and goes. That’s my friend Makiko waiting for departure time.

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Photo of the Week — Mitarashi Dango

This photo, shot somewhere in Gifu in November 2015, is of some freshly made mitarashi dango, a sticky and tasty Japanese snack. My friends and I made short work of this stack of snacks.

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Photo of the Week — Katahara Onsen Hydrangeas Village

Shot in June 2016 HERE.

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Photo of the Week — Kakegawa Castle in Black and White

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