Category: Japan

  • The Beauty of Japan

    The Beauty of Japan

    If you think of the beauty of any place, you probably think of something like the above photo.  You imagine some famous spot that has some kind of aesthetic value; a place where maybe you could walk around for hours just enjoying the beauty. Certainly Japan has its fair share of that kind of beauty. …

  • Fushimi Inari

    Fushimi Inari

    Last weekend I was able to go to Kyoto and visit the Fushimi Inari shrine.  It is perhaps most famous for its rows of Torii Gates, which line the path up to the shrine itself.  I’m not sure exactly how many there are, but there are at least thousands of these gates along the path….

  • Kintai Bridge Redux

    I recently learned some new techniques for post processing my images, so I decided to go back to some old photos I had done that I didn’t like very much at the time to see what I could do.  I was pretty happy with how this one turned out! If you don’t know, this is…

  • More From Kintai!

    Had a little time to work on some more photos over the last day, so thought I’d share some others I took. I really like this one: I wasn’t as happy with the following one.  But maybe you’ll like it more! And finally, for good measure – a photo of my beautiful little girl crossing…

  • Kintai Bridge

    One of my favorite childhood memories is hanging around the Kintai bridge in Iwakuni, Japan.  I lived there as a child, and in fact was baptized only a few hundred meters down the river from this bridge.  So the area has very special meaning for me.  I was blessed to get to visit there again…

  • Old Japanese House

    Took a (long) walk in Chayamachi today … came across this old house.  Not my favorite photo ever, but I thought I would share anyway. I’m not sure if I like the color or b&w best:   And just for fun – a weird version.  Kind of a shout out to Adult Swim’s various backgrounds….

  • Japanese Graffiti

    Well, I’m not sure it’s “graffiti” exactly, at least in the sense of being vandalism, but it’s the kind of art style: This graffiti painting is of komainu (at least I think it is).  These are lion-dog statues that stand at the entrance to many Buddhist temples here in Japan.  This drawing is at a…