Japan Trip March 2008 Photos
As of Sept. 2008: I am in the process of adding cultural notes to
every photo page.... I'm still only about 15% of the way through the
600+ files, though!
ALL photos copyright 2008 Eri Izawa. All rights
Photos by location. Please NOTE: Some transit photos are "lumped in"
with locations for which they don't actually belong; they were
taken on the way to the named location.
Ibaraki: Toride, Mito (commentary added)
Suburban Japanese home life in Ibaraki.
Nagano (commentary partially added)
Old-fashioned hot springs resort town near Nagano. Plus an
ichigenkin concert, traditional Japanese games, and more! Watch my video
of an ichigenkin (WMV format).
Nara: General and the Houryuuji
Nara is an ancient city of Japan. It contains many World Heritage Sites and
National Treasures, such as Houryuuji temple, founded in about 607 AD.
Nara: Nigatsudo and the Shoso
Pictures of the Omizutori's night-time fire ceremony at Nigatsudo
Temple, and the Shoso storage. See a video of
Otaimatsu at Nigatsudo (WMV format).
Nara: Todaiji, Todaiji environs, Kasuga Taisha, Koufukuji
Todaiji was constructed in 752. Check out the environs and meet
some dear deer. Kasuga Taisha is a large Shinto Shrine. Koufukuji
contains a National Treasure.
Kyoto: General, Togetsu Bridge, Tenryuuji, Daisenin, Gosho
Kyoto is another ancient city, full of historic sites. I spent more
time there in 2003, but still took some time there this year.
Tokyo: General, Akiba (Akihabara), Tsukiji, Shinjuku
Some of the many flavors of Tokyo.
General Culture: Daily Life, Old and
New; English Everywhere; Anime; Plants
Society: Safety, Students, Cemeteries
Food and Shopping: Jidou Hanbaiki dispensers; Food; Shopping!
Transportation, Travel, and Tech
Nature: Countryside; Agriculture and Gardens; the Japanese Love Affair with Plants!
Gritty Japan: Construction
Sites, Garbage, Manhole Covers 2008
ALL photos copyright 2008 Eri Izawa. All rights reserved.
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