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An Evening at the Kurashiki Bikan Historical District

Last week I had the pleasure of paying a visit to Okayama Prefecture with my family. Before we went, I was especially looking forward to photographing some spots I had perhaps neglected when we lived there. One place that was high on my list was the Kurashiki Bikan Historical District. This area is filled with...

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  • MikeYour Bikan District images are absolutely brilliant! Really well done. I’m impressed.

    Best regards,
    MikeReplyCancel

    • leslieThanks very much, Mike! Glad you enjoyed them. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • DavidI love Bikan, and your pictures translate the atmosphere of the place superbly.
    Thanks for this.ReplyCancel

    • leslieThanks for the kind words, David! My pleasure 🙂ReplyCancel

Ebisu Skywalk to Garden Place

Today’s shot is another I took for GaijinPot last year while shooting the Yamanote line stations for their Japanese study series. This specific photo is from the Ebisu Skywalk, which connects Ebisu Station to the lovely Ebisu Garden Place. Although Ebisu Station itself isn’t all that interesting in my opinion, if you take this path...

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    Plum Blossoms at Yushima Tenjin Jinja

    Although Japan’s most famous flower is almost certainly the Cherry Blossom, the country also boasts another beautiful floral tree known as Ume [oo-meh], better known in English as the plum blossom. Like most flowers these come in a variety of colors, though primarily visitors will run across two specific colors: pink and white. While these...

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      Umbrella Crossing

      Although it’s a bit warmer today, it’s also been pretty rainy, and it looks as though it may rain through the weekend around Tokyo. This means the umbrellas will be out in full force around the area. Although it can be a pain trying to walk in the sea of umbrellas, it makes for an...

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        A Day at Hitachi Seaside Park

        One of the things I love most about Japan is the number of places that seem like they could have come straight out of a fantasy land in a book. One such place is the Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki Prefecture. Certainly, Ibaraki isn’t the most popular of prefectures in Japan, but perhaps some of...

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