Category Japan

Fall Leaves, Kyoto, Japan

This a photo from my trip to Japan back in 2009. Japan was such an amazing place to travel to. It saddens me when I watch coverage of everything going on over there. My thoughts and well wishes are with those in Japan in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami.

[90/365] Baby Carried Through Takeshita Street in Harajuku District, Tokyo, Japan

There are so many interesting things to see in the Harajuku area of Tokyo – all kinds of unique and colorful outfits. I was taking photos, and I’m glad I got this one. This baby is adorable and its like they were looking straight at the camera. Cutie!

[28/365] Autumn Leaves, Kyoto, Japan

Autumn in Japan is amazing! I’ve never seen leaves so red! Anyway, that’s all from me tonight. Good night, friends!

[18/365] Rainy Day, Kyoto, Japan

It’s pouring rain in LA! Well, not so much right now, but earlier it was and there are supposed to be a couple storms this week. Supposed to be the most rain in LA in a few years?!? We’ll see if that’s true. This picture isn’t from LA obviously – its from Kyoto, Japan, just […]

[7/365] Christmas Market, Umeda Sky Building, Osaka, Japan

Reminiscent of the Christmas Markets in Germany, this was set up at the base of the Umeda Sky Building in Osaka.It was complete with sausages, drinks, and crafts, including these colorful ceramic houses. Markets like this are so much fun!

[5/365] Leaves Ready to Fall, Kyoto, Japan

For some reason, I really like this picture because of the background and how the orange of the leaves and the blue of the sky merge together. This was a tree outside of the Golden Palace in Kyoto, Japan just before leaves were going to fall to the ground.

Bamboo Forest, Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan

Lovely lush green bamboo forest in the Arashiyama area of Kyoto.

Christmas Decorations outside Tokyo Tower, Tokyo, Japan

The trees were adorned with ornaments just outside the Tokyo Tower. Could see my reflection (although small) in this silver one…

1000 Cranes Project, Hiroshima Children’s Peace Monument, Hiroshima, Japan

The time was 8:15 AM. The date was August 6, 1945. The first atomic bomb ever to be dropped on humankind was released, and a young girl, Sadako Sasaki was about one mile from ground zero. Amazingly, she went on to live a happy childhood until 10 years later, when she was diagnosed with leukemia, […]

Takeshita Street, Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan

I thought this sign was pretty interesting. Good thing there are pictures, or else who knows what they were trying to warn against! This was taken on the Takeshita Dori (Street) in the Harajuku district. As we walked along this street, we passed by people viewing shops as something out of a museum display, as […]