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Takao-san hiking
At a temple
7 Lucky Gods
Noh stage in Hiraizumi
Unesco world heritage site
Fall colors at Takao-san
Old house
Temple Gaurdian
Tengu at Takao-san
Daitengu, aka Hanatakatengu (Tall-nosed Tengu)
Wood carvings on a temple wall
Garden
Garden
Date Masamune
The statue of Date Masamune at the site of Aoba Castle.
Lion at Miyajima
A really stunning Buddhist lion at the Floating Pavilion. At most temples, you will see a pair of them on either side of the temple.
Market in Miyajima
The souvenir shops in town.
Rakuten baseball game in Sendai
Nothing against baseball, but I was way more interested in the crazy fans than the game.
Matsushima
From one of my boat tours through the bay. As much as I love Matsushima in the spring, the boat tours are best on summer evenings like this one. You can get drinks (beer, soda, http:// on the boat and watch the islands from the deck when the weather's nice.
Giant leaves in Matsushima
Matsushima light up festival
The light up festival at one of Matsushima's temples in the fall. A bit expensive to go in so I almost skipped it, but it was stunning- definitely worth the money.
Matsushima light up festival
A man playing the flute as you walk through the temple's garden.
Yamagata fall colors
Daibutsu
Priestess at a wedding
Temple gates
Crane at a temple
Tokyo Tower
Tokyo Tower
It changed color!! I didn't know it could do that.
Shinjuku Park
Called the "Mother and Child" forest, because of the shoots growing off the roots of the trees.
Ohanami, near Sendai
My 2nd Hanami, in Oogawara, a small town near Sendai. You can walk along this river to the place where the festival is held.
At a countryside temple
Gundam
Suzume Odori in Sendai
Suzume Odori in Sendai
Korean cafe in Ueno
Tuna sashimi lunch in Matsushima
Tuna sashimi (sliced raw fish) lunch. The side dishes include vegetables, pickled vegetables, soup and rice with shrimp.
Sendai soccer game
Vegalta soccer game in Izumi-chuo.
Yurikamome line in Tokyo
Tokyo Tower, seen from the monorail.
Sunrise on Mt. Fuji
Sunrise on Mt Fuji
My camera wasn't cooperating, but I kinda like this photo of our silhouettes.
Morning on Mt Fuji
Crows in a park
Sendai downtown
Matsushima light up festival
Nakameguro hanami festival
Soma Nomaoi Festival in Fukushima
Soma Nomaoi Festival in Fukushima
Tanabata in Sendai
Tanabata in Sendai
Matsushima lanterns
Tokyo Ghibli Museum
Winter in Yamadera
random20003 Takao-san hiking At a temple Noh stage in Hiraizumi Fall colors at Takao-san Old house Temple Gaurdian Tengu at Takao-san Wood carvings on a temple wall Garden Garden Date Masamune Lion at Miyajima Market in Miyajima Rakuten baseball game in Sendai Matsushima Giant leaves in Matsushima Matsushima light up festival Matsushima light up festival Yamagata fall colors Daibutsu Priestess at a wedding Temple gates Crane at a temple Tokyo Tower Tokyo Tower Shinjuku Park Ohanami, near Sendai At a countryside temple Gundam Suzume Odori in Sendai Suzume Odori in Sendai Korean cafe in Ueno Tuna sashimi lunch in Matsushima Sendai soccer game Yurikamome line in Tokyo Sunrise on Mt. Fuji Sunrise on Mt Fuji Morning on Mt Fuji Crows in a park Sendai downtown Matsushima light up festival Nakameguro hanami festival Soma Nomaoi Festival in Fukushima Soma Nomaoi Festival in Fukushima Tanabata in Sendai Tanabata in Sendai Matsushima lanterns Tokyo Ghibli Museum Winter in Yamadera
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