Trip to Japan ’09

Posted: October 9, 2009 in Travel
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Thought a bit late, here are some photos from my two-week trip to Japan in July 2009.

090925Japan1Have no idea what it is called in English or Japanese. It is normally found at temple or shire where wishing boards are hung. This is Katuso-ji famous for the red wish Daruma doll (dharma doll) in Mino city, Osaka Prefecture.

090925Japan2The Tower of the Sun(太陽の塔)is an artwork created by Japanese artist Tarō Okamoto. It was known as the symbol of Expo ’70 and currently is preserved and located in the Expo Commemoration Park in Suita, Osaka, Japan. The tower has three faces on its front and back. (Source: Wikipedia)

090925Japan3Guardian deity of children or Ojizo-sama (お地蔵さま), one of the most loved of all Japanese divinities. In Chōhō-ji temple(頂法寺) in Kyoto city.

090925Japan4Maple tree in summer. Its leaves turn yellow and red in autumn. I have missed autumn for seven years now. Wondering if I will ever have chance to capture its beauty again when they turn red and yellow.

090925Japan5A Store selling Japanese traditional snacks in Kyoto.

Comments
  1. Sothy says:

    I like the last 2 pictures, especially though all are nice. The light on the leaves of the tree is eye catching. Well seen!

  2. pst says:

    guy!! come to tokyo…next time. with your wife..lolz.

  3. Phossdey says:

    Third picture: I saw many of them at one temple in Tokyo which is near to Tokyo tower. They looks cute with all those knitted hats! hehehe

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