PHOTOS & MEMORIES OF MY TRIPS TO JAPAN FROM 2002 - 2013
I have taken the Shinkansen from Tokyo to Kyoto (and back) many times. Always thrilling to catch a glimplse of Mount Fuji's peak.
Once, late in the afternoon, the snow was pink. I couldn't move fast enough to take a photo, but it is engraved in my mind's eye.
Walking in the Pontocho area in Kyoto one evening, I spotted this Maiko walking to work in a nearby ryotei, traditional Japanese restaurant. Look at the two men oggling her. She was gorgeous.
In Koyasan, the center of Shingon Buddhism, I stayed at Eko-in, a Buddhist monastery. It rained heavily one afternoon so I just rested and enjoyed looking at the downpour from the window of my room.
Kokeshi dolls - these offered in Akiu, near Sendai in Tohoku