Daibutsu, Kamakura

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

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Patient Dog in Japan

Look at this patient dog waiting at the front door of a home in Otawara, Tochigi-ken.

Look closer at the dog. It is actually a statue. I had to take a second look when I walked by the first time. :)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Nice Japanese Gate

Another gate I found in Otawara, Tochigi-ken. I really like this one because of the natural cut wood on the front of the gate. The gate enters into a very small entry way garden which I also like. 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Another Old Japanese House

Here is another old Japanese house I found while walking around Otawara, Tochigi-ken. This appears to have doubled as a work house or farm house due to the size and shape. But there is no farm land in the immediate area anymore. Of course there used to be a lot of farm land around here 40 or 50 years ago.

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Old Japanese House

This is an old Japanese house in Otawara. I like the weathered look of the wood siding and the tile roof.