A temple in Nikko, shot by guest photographer Kei.
I took this photo last winter, while headed to Tochigi on a 3-day weekend. Hearing about all the obon crowds last week reminded me of my long ride, standing up in the unreserved seating car of the shinkansen…
Pushing a giant parade float in the Kyushu heat is no picnic…
Shot by guest photographer Kei.
Shot at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu. It’s not the main shrine, but one of the smaller buildings to the side. Blazing hot summer sun combined with the white pavements and gravel gave everything a washed out look.
When you make the world’s best nikuman (meat buns), I guess you’ve earned the right to brag a little. You’ve also earned long lines it seems… This shot was taken in Yokohama Chinatown by our guest photographer, Kei.
A very tall float from one of Japan’s many summer Gion Matsuris. This was taken in Hita, Oita prefecture.
The always popular Kaminari (thunder) gate at Asakusa’s Sensoji Temple. Shot by Fernando.
The Daiya River in Nikko, as photographed by Kei.
The skyscrapers of Marunouchi seen across and reflected in the moat of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Photograph by Fernando.