Against the sun

13/06/2006

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At Yumigahama-beach in the Izu-peninsula.
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Oze-marsh at Ginza

08/06/2006

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Oze-marsh is situated at highlands over 1500 meters high in Nikko National Park area.

They imitated it at the center of Ginza in order to let people to recognize the importance of nature with transplanting plants from there.

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The flowers of skunk cabbages.
It'll be shown until the 11th June in front of Sonny Building.

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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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At Yoga station on the Tokyu Den-en-toshi line

30/04/2006

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The entrance to Yoga station.
Looks like an old Roman site.

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From the bottom.

The name "Yoga" comes from the Indian religious exercise Yoga,a zen monk said.
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It's a manmade fall.
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Ginza night scenes

26/04/2006

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Dogwood blossoms at Ginza

24/04/2006

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At "Hanatsubaki Avenue".
It's indigenous to North America.
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Reserved,isn't it?

It's "Hanamizuki" in Japanese.

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A bulk at Ginza

24/04/2006

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Overwhelming bulk of builbings.
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People at a festival in Chigasaki

23/04/2006

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People in Japanese traditional clothes for a festival called as "Happi".
It's occasionally chic.

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This way for marching isn't traditional.
It's from the U.S.,maybe.
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The same as the above.
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Japanese as he is

22/04/2006

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Tall enough.
10 centi-meters up to the ceiling.
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Views on the 21st at Ginza

21/04/2006

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Azalea blossoms.

It's on the way to my office.

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Clearance of the building in front has got the wooden row house to appear.
It's close to the Shouchiku-Enbujo theater
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