Monthly Archives for September 2014
Japan has one of the most extensive and advanced rail systems in the world. One of the most outstanding examples of Japan’s trains is the Shinkansen which can travel at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour, and extends from the … Continue reading
Hyakushaku Kannon – carving of the Buddhist Goddess of mercy in Nokogiri- yama, “Sawtooth Mountain” in Chiba Pref. This statue of goddess Kannon is 30.3 meters high, sculpted with sharp lines into the vertical cliff edge. A shaku is a … Continue reading
What a pleasant find day today! Greeting from Yokohama’s Marine Tower Happy Friday!
Tokyo Daijingu is one of the 5 major Shinto shrines in Tokyo that is devoted to worshiping the spirits of deities. This shrine is especially popular for increasing luck in finding love and having a good marriage. Here, a wide … Continue reading
Taketomi Island is in the Yaeyama island chain, 300 km south-west of Okinawa’s main island. Taketomi town is well-known for distinctive rows of traditional red-roofed houses, built using an architectural style that dates back to a time when the islands were … Continue reading