Tagged: Japan

The bronze Kamakura Great Buddha, also known as Daibutsu, is thought to have been cast in 1252 A.D. Kamakura, Japan. It is 13.35 meters tall and weighs roughly 93 tons. August 2008.

Kamakura Great Buddha, Tourists

Crowded Tokyo intersection, August 2008.

Like everyone else who has seen the devastating images coming out of Sendai, the earthquake in Japan is on my mind. I wish there was more I could do to help.

Neon intersection, Tokyo

A pond at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Tokyo, August 2008.

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden


Rows of small statues of Jizo, the guardian deity of children, at Hase Kannon Temple or Hasedera in Kamakura, Japan. August 2008.

Army of Stone Men

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Outside Harajuku Station, Tokyo, Japan. August 2008.

Harajuku Station

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Pyramid and advertising outside of Shinjuku Station, Tokyo, Japan. August 2008.

Pyramid outside Shinjuku Station

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Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower is located on the west side of Shinjuku. Jer and I walked past it one night on the way to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. As you can see, it has a very striking design. The fisheye lens makes it look positively geodesic. Tokyo, Japan. 2008.

Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower, Shinjuku

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I took this photo on my last day in Shinjuku. I was waiting for the airport shuttle on the 20th floor, which is where the hotel lobby is located. From here you can see Shinjuku Gyoen and beyond. Tokyo, Japan. August 2008.

View from the hotel lobby

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I think this picture speaks for itself mostly. I can add that there were lots of McDonald’s in Tokyo and we did eat at one for dinner one night. We tried their spicy juicy chicken sandwich, which was okay I guess. It wasn’t exactly “fast” food. This particular restaurant was located between our hotel in Shinjuku and where Jeremy was working in the Yoyogi area. Tokyo, Japan. August 2008.

McDonalds in Yoyogi

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Use a bamboo ladle hishaku to cleanse your body and mind before entering Meiji Jingu, a Shinto shrine. Tokyo, Japan. August 2008

Purification Font, Meiji Jingu Shrine