gallery - 05/2006

At Yuigahama beach in Kamakura

29/05/2006

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Cranes atop a building

27/05/2006

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I found those at JR Tokyo-station.
It was sorta a magnificent view.

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The gate for the Zoujouji-temple

24/05/2006

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The gate for the Zoujouji-temple which is registered as the Japanese important heritage.
It is the head temple of the Joudo-shu Buddhism in Japan.
The gate was built in 1611 and made of wood.

The closest station is JR Hamamatsucho or Daimon-station on the Ooedo metro-line
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It's 21meters in height,19meters in width,9meters in depth.
Around 3000 monks trained here every year until Meiji-era.

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At Sanja-matsuri festival in Asakusa

21/05/2006

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The object which they are carrying on their backs is "Mikoshi",which means a portable shrine.
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Portable shrines are supposed to have the power to get rid of disease and hard luck from people.
Those are carried around streets for 2 days.They have a lot of portable shrines like that.Unfortunately I haven't checked the number.

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Pickings from Shimoda

10/05/2006

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A miniature of a black ship.
4 American black ships came to Shimoda in 1853 to ask Japan to open ports for the U.S.

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The bust of Matthew Calbraith Perry who was the commodore of the black ships at that time.It's placed at the shore where he landed at first at Shimoda port.
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Retrospective signboards at a liquor shop inShimoda

08/05/2006

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Signboards of porcelain enamel,which are 50-120years old.

"We sell oil from America".Dark blue one tells that.
Beer brands which are shown on boards have disappeared.


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The letters on the white tiles tell "Chilled beer".
"Chilled" is funny.

Figures of the phone number is only double,"21".
Now it is 6 there.

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These are shown at "Tsuchitou store" at Shimoda 3 chome.
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Which one do you like best among these 6 beaches around Shimoda?

06/05/2006

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Shirahama
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Sotoura
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Nagatahama
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Nabeta
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Kisami-oohama
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Yumigahama
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Flowers at Shimoda

06/05/2006

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Wisteria
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Hydrangea
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"Koinobori" Carp-shaped streamers

05/05/2006

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The 5th of May is the day for children in Japan.
Parents wish for the health of their children hoisting "Koinobori"s like this way.

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At Inazusa in Shimoda-city.
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Shimoda scenes at Izu-peninsula

05/05/2006

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The mountain back is a part of "Nesugata-yama" mountain which means the mountain whose shape is similar to that of a lying woman.The right part is a head part.

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Shimoda-port.The inmost part is a estuary of "Inouzawa-gawa" river.
The mountain this side is "Shimoda-Fuji" mountain.
"Nesgata-yama" mountain is situated out of the right frame of this picture.


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A cafe.
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Vertical lines are fishing rods for trolling.
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Grunts and so on.Fished at "Udone-jima" island in Izu 7 islands by Mr.Daidouji from Nagoya.

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Fresh green.
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Honeybees at Shimoda

04/05/2006

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Their life span is only a few weeks.

They work as much as they could gathering flower honey and pollen on instinct.
"They are cute",my mother says often.

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Homes for honeybees.
Over 30000 bees are living in the home lefthand.

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