Category Archives: Japan

A Stay At Aoni Onsen In Aomori Prefecture, Japan

During a recent travel photography project, I had the pleasure of staying at Aoni Onsen in Aomori Prefecture. Aoni Onsen is a Japanese inn with a number of natural hot spring baths (called onsen in Japanese) around the grounds. There are many such lodges scattered throughout Japan, but Aoni Onsen is unique in two ways....

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    Top 10 Photographs of 2021

    As the year draws to a close, it’s time to choose my top 10 images from 2021. This year has been quite good for photography considering the restrictions the pandemic has presented, as I’ve been able to travel for photo assignments to several different locations around Japan. I hope you’ll enjoy this year’s favorites, and...

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    Autumn At Matsudo Hondoji Temple

    One of my favorite destinations for autumn colors in Japan happens to be in the town where I live here – Matsudo Hondoji Temple. Although it is a temple (founded in the 13th century, in fact!), it’s really more a mixture of a temple and garden, with careful landscaping and gardening work done throughout the...

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      Autumn In The Yoro River Valley, Chiba Prefecture

      About a week ago I took a trip to the Yoro River Valley here in Chiba Prefecture. Although I live in Chiba Prefecture, my area is basically one with Tokyo, so we don’t have a lot of nature in my town, and it’s easy to forget how beautiful this prefecture really is. The Yoro Valley...

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        C.S. Lewis & The Why Of My Photography

        In the movie, “The Matrix,” the character known as the Merovingian argues that the only real source of power is knowing the why of things. It is when we understand why we make a choice, or why things happen as they do, that we are best able to embrace the life we live. I’m not...

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