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16 Nov
Kitano Tenmangu is well known as a shrine dedicated to Sugawara Michizane, a scholar and politician who was exiled unfairly by his political rivals many years ago. He is associated with Tenjin, the god of literature or calligraphy and many students come to wish for good fortune in their upcoming exams. Dazaifu Tenmangu in Fukuoka which i visited previously is built over the grave of Sugawara Michizane. Related posts: Dazaifu Tenmangu Dazaifu Tenmangu is a Shrine built over the grave of... Nijo Castle, Kyoto Nijo Castle (Nijojo) in Kyoto is a great place to... Eikando in Autumn Wanting to take some photos of the Autumn colors, I... YARPP
13 Nov
Autumn is always a nice time of the year for taking photos. Great colors, cooler weather. Lots of action. I have had a cold recently and so haven’t been too adventurous with my choice of landscape or camera. Here are some everyday scenes when out walking in the late afternoon. Related posts: Kamogawa Sakura Another photo I took of the Kamogawa river area with... Kamogawa Evening Walk Heading North this evening from the City I walked up... Kamogawa Walking As summer cools off and the Autumn breezes arrive, it’s... YARPP
22 Oct
The Jidai Matsuri event is taking place again right now in Kyoto. The weather seems to have dipped a bit and is providing some rain today. Not too bad but a lot of umbrellas were on show. Always nice to see these festivals and events from a long time ago still survive and have meaning […] Related posts: Gion Matsuri One of the most important festivals of the year, and... Aoi Matsuri The Aoi Matsuri is one of the three main festivals... Summer Matsuri Summer is a time of festivals in Japan and also... YARPP
20 Oct
Looks what’s hanging out near City Hall I got a tip from @taro3yen about this after I posted it on Twitter @shibuya246 The Torayan baby-bot returns to Kyoto City Hall after a triumphant galactic tour! http://t.co/1OU3DC5hYX pic.twitter.com/V2bvgPAuGT — taro3yen (@taro3yen) October 17, 2014 Related posts: Kyoto City Hall – Electric Sunrise I got up early today for some reason and was... Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture Last year at the end of summer I visited to... Autumn Season Change As the breeze starts to get cooler in the middle... YARPP
29 Aug
I was asked recently whether I would like to introduce a book detailing the history of Japanese photography from the period 1853-1912. The book is a recent publication by Tuttle Publishing which gives quite an in depth and amazing look into both the photography at the time and also the photographers behind the scenes. As […] Related posts: Making Photo Books in Japan There are a lot of services on the web for... Japan Book I have been printing a bunch of my photos from... Brutus Magazine I have introduced some articles from Brutus Magazine before, but... YARPP
20 Aug
An afternoon out feeling the breeze at Lake Biwako Related posts: Biwako Morning A calm view of Biwako lake in the early morning... Biwako Ohashi Taking a look at the Biwako Ohashi bridge from Kome... Biwako Cycling I have been cycling around Lake Biwa in Shiga-ken for... YARPP
21 Jul
Walking down the banks of the Kamogawa in summer is always a nice way to cool down. Sitting up on the wooden decks with a cool drink in your hand is another good way. Related posts: Kamogawa Walking As summer cools off and the Autumn breezes arrive, it’s... Summer dining on Kamogawa Summer along the Kamogawa river in Kyoto is always busy.... Kamogawa, Kyoto The Kamo river (kamogawa) runs through Kyoto, historically providing an... YARPP
5 May
Heading up the trail on Mount Kongou in Osaka Related posts: Mount Hiei This is a view of the mountain in the morning... Mount Hieizan, Sunset I took a spur of the moment trip up Mount... Ropeway, Cable car on Mount Hiei Following on from the earlier post, I wanted to show... YARPP
10 Apr
Such great weather out today. It was nice to see the temperature reach 20 degrees and enjoy the sunshine. Related posts: Tokyo Weather Wonderful weather in Tokyo today. The sun was out, the... Spring weather, Autumn reflection The Spring weather seems to be hiding just around the... Spring Walk, Kyoto Gosho The Kyoto Gosho, Imperial Palace and gardens are a great... YARPP
1 Apr
Kurashiki in Okayama-ken was developed as a river port in the 1920's. It is famous for the Ohara Museum of Art (the first Western art gallery in Japan), the Ohara Spinning Mill and its plentiful old buildings which still remain in the area. Related posts: Shimokitazawa Shimokitazawa is a popular area on the Odakyu and Inokashira... H&M v Uniqlo, Shibuya After a lot of construction to complete the building, H&M... Shibuya Streets Vol. 2 It’s been a while since we have had a Shibuya... YARPP
27 Mar
Amanohashidate is known as one of the 3 great scenery spots in Japan. It is a sandbar stretching about 3 kilometres covered pine trees. Related posts: Sakura Rain With the rain in Tokyo coming after such a warm... Kiyamachi Dori Kiyamachi Dori in Kyoto is one of the well known... Ryoanji Temple There are 2 sets of gardens at Ryoanji Temple, the... YARPP
23 Mar
A quick glimpse of the fields as the sun starts to set Related posts: Kyoto Station Sunset As the summer months get warmer the sunsets in Kyoto... Shikoku Sunset The shibuya246 has been down for a few days and... Kamogawa Sunset We are into the rainy season now, but towards the... YARPP
21 Mar
I went for a drive late in the day and caught some snow on Mt Hiei about half way up. Related posts: Morning Walk in the snow I took a quick morning walk to catch some sun... Snow in Tokyo The weather had got warmer for a while, but as... Japan Snow Train Just got back from my one night trip to Yokote... YARPP
10 Dec
The new Carlton Ritz Hotel in Kyoto, on the banks of the Kamogawa River near Nijo, will open soon. Looks like they will enjoy some nice views. Related posts: Kamogawa Walking As summer cools off and the Autumn breezes arrive, it’s... Sakura Weekend As the Sakura season is finishing for another year, I... Kamogawa River Jumping I showed a photo a few weeks back of a... YARPP
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