Posts Tagged ‘Kyoto’

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.

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Japanese Ancient Capital, Kyoto

Posted: July 26, 2009 in Travel
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I got a day for sightseeing in one of my favorite Japanese cities, Kyoto, during my two-week visit in Osaka. Finally I could spare some time to select some of my favorites for my flickr’s update. Please click here for more photos of Kyoto.

090726KyotoFrom their walking movement, it could be told that the two in the photos were not real Geisha. They were just tourists wanting to have an experience of Geisha. I was told so, as I could not differentiate real Geisha from tourist.


Hanami Kojidori (花見小路通), the main street of Gion district (祇園) that used to be the most exclusive and well-known geisha districts in the past.


Ladies in summer Kimono that is much lighter than the real Kimono


Yasaka Shine (八坂神社), the most famous shire in Kyoto


Yasaka Shine front gate

Just A Shot

Posted: July 25, 2008 in Photos
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