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The Photo Archives:
Japan

Ah, Japan.  The one country in the world I keep coming back to and always find something new.


Chûgoku
The westernmost tip of the main island Honshu.

Shown: Footpath in Shukkeien Garden, Hiroshima

Hokkaidô
The vast national parks of Japan's northernmost island.

Shown: Gnarled pines at Lake Mashuko

Hokuriku
The rugged Japan Sea coast and its hidden jewels.

Shown: Golden tea pavilion in Higashi-chayamachi, Kanazawa

Kansai
Osaka, Kobe, Kyôto and Nara all rolled into one.

Shown: Umeda Sky Building, Osaka

Kantô
The eastern half of the main island of Honshu, excluding Tokyo.

Shown: Dinner at a Japanese hotel in Kinugawa

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Shikoku
The smallest and most rural of the main Japanese islands.

Shown: Camping in the Iya Valley

Tôhoku
The mountainous northwest of the main island of Honshu.

Shown: Monks in procession at Osorezan Temple

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Tôkai
The spine of Japan, a land of snow-capped mountains and hot springs.

Shown: Outdoor bath, Shin-Hotaka, Hida-Takayama

Tôkyô
The capital of Japan and my hometown of 4 years.

Shown: A few of the many bright lights of Shinjuku

Culture
Arts and sports from all over Japan.

Shown: Miniature statue of boddhisattva Jizô (Ksitigarbha)


Jani 2 Japan (1998)
...or, crappy pics with my very first digital camera.
Weeks 1-15 and 23 do not exist.

Week 16: Digital Daibutsu
First Experiments, Kamakura
Week 17: Pottering Around
Week 18: Strong Sun Moon
Week 19: Hedonistic Zen Monk
Matsushima, Kinkazan,Midlands, Dewa Sanzan,People
Week 20: Conquering Mt. Fuji
Week 21: Tokyo Hyperdrive
Week 22: Nikko
Week 24: Atami
Week 25: Last Views of Tokyo
Week 26: Kansai Tour
Week 27: S-Urge/Telttakylä
Week 28: Otaniemi, Finland

All pictures copyright 1998-2007 by Jani Patokallio.