Daibutsu, Kamakura

Daibutsu, Kamakura
Daibutsu in Kamakura, June 2010. There were thousands of school kids visiting that day. It was still great fun.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Front Door Mini Garden

I love the mini gardens next to the front doors of many homes, shops, and restaurants in Japan. Most homes and businesses in Japan have very little front space but many people make very good use of it with these pretty little gardens. This beautiful little garden is located in front of a home on a relatively busy street in Otawara, Tochigi-ken.

To see more great Show Me Japan photos, please visit Budget Trouble.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Witness. Disaster in Japan (2011)

WOW. Just wow. Amazing, shocking and sad documentary produced by National Geographic. Forty-five minutes of unbelievable earthquake and tsunami footage.

YouTube - Witness. Disaster in Japan (2011)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Small Door

I love Japanese walls for some reason. The texture of the various types of stone, the colors, the different styles with the top caps, etc. The wall below was interesting because of the door. The door is about 3 to 4 feet tall (0.9 to 1.2 meters). I really like the arched stone above this small door and the rough stone looks very nice. The stone lip about a foot from the ground also really makes this wall look nice in my opinion. This photo is one I took from Otawara in Tochigi prefecture in August 2010.

See more great Show Me Japan photos currently being hosted by ichigoichielove.