Tag Archives: Japan

Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Round

Round could like umbrellas in Kyoto, Japan (above), or giant Christmas ornaments in San Francisco (below). Check out more of this week’s roundness at Ailsa’s Travel Theme!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

Near the busy Shibuya Station in Tokyo is this monument to Hachikō, a dog who for years has been an enduring symbol of loyalty and perseverance to the Japanese people, and once you hear his amazing story, you’ll understand why. … Continue reading

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Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Statues

Statues are everywhere around us, and this week’s Ailsa’s Travel Theme photo challenge gave me an opportunity to revisit some of the many statues I’ve seen in my own travels. Above is the impressive 80-foot (24 m) high concrete and … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

You never know what you find inside some of Japan’s ancient temples, like the 800-hundred-year-old “Soryuzu,” a magnificent dragon ceiling mural found in Kyoto’s Kennin-Ji Temple.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

The above perspective might have you asking what the heck is going on here?!? Is it a building? A glass sculpture? Is it clear? Is it even real … maybe it’s a painting? What the …??? But from this perspective … Continue reading

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Snowkyo: Clever Japanese Snow Sculptures

It seems that things have sure gone crazy with the world’s weather. From a Winter Olympics in 61-degree Russia to ice storms in the American South to floods brought on by torrential rains in England to a U.S. Eastern seaboard … Continue reading

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Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Yellow

These hanging decorative veils found at the Yasaka Jinja shrine in Kyoto, Japan really crank the yellow up to 11!

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Something’s Fishy: The Surrealism of Kosuke Ajiro

This week we feature the dreamy surrealism of Japanese artist Kosuke Ajiro. I’d like to tell you a little background on this artist, but the Internet was stingy in coming up with biography info. A website and a very basic … Continue reading

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Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Wood

This is Sanjūsangen-dō, a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan that at 390 feet (120 meters) in length is the largest wooden structure in Japan. Built in 1164, its name translates to “Hall With Thirty-three Spaces Between Columns,” which describes the 33 sanjusan … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

Sometimes architecture can offer some interesting juxtapositions, like these old and new mash-ups in Tokyo (above) and Sydney (below). For more interesting juxtapositions, check out this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge!

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