Japan

 

The first time back in 8 years after living and working in Japan as part of the JET Programme. I’m not sure how one composes a love letter to a country; whether it’s even possible to do so, not to mention wise. But in that light, I don’t think I’ve ever gotten over Japan, and I doubt I ever will. Three weeks for eight years.

 

言葉は日本気持ちについてちゃんと表現しかたはできません。写真はたりるかな?

 

Japan, Kumagaya. Apr/10/2015.

 

Japan, Kumagaya. Apr/10/2015.

 

Japan, Kumagaya. Apr/10/2015.

 

Japan, Kumagaya. Apr/10/2015.

 

Japan, Kumagaya. Apr/10/2015.

 

Japan, Kawagoe. Apr/11/2015. Koedo.

 

Japan, Kawagoe. Apr/11/2015. Koedo.

 

Japan, Kawagoe. Apr/11/2015. Koedo.

 

Japan, Kawagoe. Apr/11/2015. Koedo.

 

Japan, Kawagoe. Apr/11/2015. Koedo.

 

Japan, Kawagoe. Apr/11/2015. Koedo.

 

Japan, Kawagoe. Apr/11/2015. Koedo.

 

Japan, Kawagoe. Apr/11/2015. Kitain Temple.

 

Japan, Kawagoe. Apr/11/2015. Kitain Temple.

 

Japan, Kawagoe. Apr/11/2015. Kitain Temple.

 

Japan, Kawagoe. Apr/11/2015. Kitain Temple.

 

Japan, Kawagoe. Apr/11/2015. Kitain Temple.

 

Japan, Toyama. Apr/12/2015. Cherry Blossoms in Osawano and Ohyama.

 

Japan, Toyama. Apr/14/2015. Cherry Blossoms in Ohyama.

 

Japan, Toyama. Apr/12/2015. Cherry Blossoms in Osawano and Ohyama.

 

Japan, Takaoka. Apr/14/2015. Daibutsu Buddha and Kaiwo Maru.

 

Japan, Takaoka. Apr/14/2015. Zuiryuji Temple.

 

Japan, Takaoka. Apr/14/2015. Zuiryuji Temple.

 

Japan, Takaoka. Apr/14/2015. Zuiryuji Temple.

 

Japan, Takaoka. Apr/14/2015. Zuiryuji Temple.

 

Japan, Takaoka. Apr/14/2015. Zuiryuji Temple.

 

Japan, Takaoka. Apr/14/2015. Zuiryuji Temple.

 

Japan, Kyoto. Apr/15/2015. Fushimi Inari.

 

Japan, Kyoto. Apr/15/2015. Fushimi Inari.

 

Japan, Kyoto. Apr/15/2015. Fushimi Inari.

 

Japan, Kyoto. Apr/16/2015. Gion District, Kiyomizu-dera walk.

 

Japan, Kyoto. Apr/16/2015. Gion District, Kiyomizu-dera walk.

 

Japan, Kyoto. Apr/16/2015. Gion District, Kiyomizu-dera walk.

 

Japan, Kyoto. Apr/16/2015. Gion District, Kiyomizu-dera walk.

 

Japan, Kyoto. Apr/16/2015. Gion District, Kiyomizu-dera walk.

 

Japan, Kyoto. Apr/16/2015. Gion District, Ryozen, Kwan-on.

 

Japan, Kyoto. Apr/16/2015. Gion District, Ryozen, Kwan-on.

 

Japan, Kyoto. Apr/16/2015. Gion District, Ryozen, Kwan-on.

 

Japan, Kyoto. Apr/16/2015. Gion District walk. Kodaiji Temple, Maruyama Park.

 

Japan, Kyoto. Apr/16/2015. Gion District walk. Kodaiji Temple, Maruyama Park.

 

Japan, Kyoto. Apr/16/2015. Gion District walk. Kodaiji Temple, Maruyama Park.

 

Japan, Kyoto. Apr/16/2015. Gion District walk. Kodaiji Temple, Maruyama Park.

 

Japan, Kyoto. Apr/16/2015. Gion District walk. Kodaiji Temple, Maruyama Park.

 

Japan, Kyoto. Apr/16/2015. Gion District walk. Choraku-ji Temple and environs.

 

Japan, Kyoto. Apr/16/2015. Gion District walk. Choraku-ji Temple and environs.

 

Japan, Kyoto. Apr/16/2015. Gion District walk. Choraku-ji Temple and environs.

 

Japan, Kyoto. Apr/16/2015. Gion District walk. Choraku-ji Temple and environs.

 

Japan, Kyoto. Apr/16/2015. Gion District walk. Choraku-ji Temple and environs.

 

Japan, Kyoto. Apr/16/2015. Gion District walk. Choraku-ji Temple and environs.

 

Japan, Kyoto. Apr/16/2015. Gion District walk. Choraku-ji Temple and environs.

 

Japan, Kyoto. Apr/16/2015. Gion District walk. Choraku-ji Temple and environs.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/17/2015. Ise Jingu Shrine.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/17/2015. Ise Jingu Shrine.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/17/2015. Ise Jingu Shrine.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/17/2015. Ise Jingu Shrine.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/17/2015. Ise Jingu Shrine.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/17/2015. Ise Jingu Shrine.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/17/2015. Ise Jingu Shrine.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/17/2015. Ise Jingu Shrine.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/17/2015. Ujinakanokiricho.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/17/2015. Ujinakanokiricho.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/17/2015. Ujinakanokiricho.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/17/2015. Ujinakanokiricho.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/17/2015. Ujinakanokiricho.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/18/2015. Kumano Kodo. Furusato - Minose.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/18/2015. Kumano Kodo. Furusato - Minose.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/18/2015. Kumano Kodo. Furusato - Minose.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/18/2015. Kumano Kodo. Furusato - Minose.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/18/2015. Kumano Kodo. Furusato - Minose.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/18/2015. Kumano Kodo. Furusato - Minose.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/18/2015. Kumano Kodo. Furusato - Minose.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/18/2015. Kumano Kodo. Furusato - Minose.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/18/2015. Kumano Kodo. Furusato - Minose.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/18/2015. Kumano Kodo. Furusato - Minose.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/18/2015. Kumano Kodo. Furusato - Minose.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/18/2015. Kumano Kodo. Furusato - Minose.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/19/2015. Kumano Kodo. Kata - Niigishima - Atashika.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/19/2015. Kumano Kodo. Kata - Niigishima - Atashika.

 

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/19/2015. Kumano Kodo. Kata - Niigishima - Atashika.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/19/2015. Kumano Kodo. Kata - Niigishima - Atashika.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/19/2015. Kumano Kodo. Kata - Niigishima - Atashika.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/19/2015. Kumano Kodo. Kata - Niigishima - Atashika.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/19/2015. Kumano Kodo. Kata - Niigishima - Atashika.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/19/2015. Kumano Kodo. Kata - Niigishima - Atashika.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/19/2015. Kumano Kodo. Kata - Niigishima - Atashika.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/19/2015. Kumano Kodo. Kata - Niigishima - Atashika.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/19/2015. Kumano Kodo. Kata - Niigishima - Atashika.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/19/2015. Kumano Kodo. Kata - Niigishima - Atashika.

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/20/2015. Kiikatsura. Nachi Taisha Shrine and Nachisan Seiganto-ji Temple

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/20/2015. Kiikatsura. Nachi Taisha Shrine and Nachisan Seiganto-ji Temple

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/20/2015. Kiikatsura. Nachi Taisha Shrine and Nachisan Seiganto-ji Temple

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/20/2015. Kiikatsura. Nachi Taisha Shrine and Nachisan Seiganto-ji Temple

 

Japan, Mie. Apr/20/2015. Kiikatsura. Nachi Taisha Shrine and Nachisan Seiganto-ji Temple

 

Japan, Kochi. Apr/22/2015. Makino Botanical Garden.

 

Japan, Kochi. Apr/22/2015. Makino Botanical Garden.

 

Japan, Kochi. Apr/22/2015. Makino Botanical Garden.

 

Japan, Kochi. Apr/22/2015. Makino Botanical Garden.

 

Japan, Kochi. Apr/22/2015. Makino Botanical Garden.

 

Japan, Kochi. Apr/22/2015. Makino Botanical Garden.

 

Japan, Kochi. Apr/22/2015. Makino Botanical Garden.

 

Japan, Kochi. Apr/22/2015. Katsurahama beach.

 

Japan, Kochi. Apr/22/2015. Katsurahama beach.

 

Japan, Kochi. Apr/22/2015. Katsurahama beach.

 

Japan, Kochi. Apr/22/2015. Katsurahama beach.

 

Japan, Kochi. Apr/22/2015. Katsurahama beach.

 

Japan, Kochi. Apr/22/2015. Katsurahama beach.

 

Japan, Kochi. Apr/22/2015. Katsurahama beach.

 

Japan, Kochi. Apr/22/2015. Katsurahama beach.

 

Japan, Kochi. Apr/22/2015. Katsurahama beach.

 

Japan, Kochi. Apr/23/2015. Sugi no Osugi.

 

Japan, Kochi. Apr/23/2015. Sugi no Osugi.

 

Japan, Kochi. Apr/23/2015. Sugi no Osugi.

 

Japan, Kochi. Apr/23/2015. Sugi no Osugi.

 

Japan, Kochi. Apr/23/2015.

 

Japan, Kochi. Apr/23/2015.

 

Japan, Kochi. Apr/23/2015.

 

Japan, Kochi. Apr/23/2015.

 

Japan, Kochi. Apr/24/2015. Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial Museum.

 

Japan, Kochi. Apr/24/2015. Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial Museum.

 

Japan, Kochi. Apr/24/2015. Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial Museum.

 

Japan, Kochi. Apr/25/2015.

 

 

Japan, Kumagaya. Apr/27/2015.

 

Japan, Kochi. Apr/25/2015.

 

  • Rob Szeliga

    Wow. Some great stuff here. Brings back lots of memories. Tall shot of kids throwing rocks into sea possibly my favourite.

    • ommphoto

      Thanks Rob. Yeah, it was an experience for sure — the one you mentioned is one my favourites, too… In unison, again and again. Was almost like a dance…