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Tall size Ojizosan at Kofu

18 Feb


I have done a previous post on Ojizosan so will not repeat myself here. This large, amazing looking Ojizosan was found near Kofu, Yamanashi-ken, standing silently as the last sun rays of the day were soon lost to the darkness of winter. I should photograph more Ojizosan !


Hinamatsuri – Girls Festival Japanese Doll Display

17 Feb

DSC09990This display – for the upcoming Girls Festival Day on 3 March, – can be seen in the foyer of the Mt Fuji Radar Dome complex – Fujiyoshida,Yamanshi Prefecture. Amazing detail created by a local artist.

National Foundation Day in Japan

11 Feb

11 February in Japan is a Public Holiday. Many people spend the day visiting friends and relatives. As you can see from the photo, it’s a Friday snow-day, which means most people are indoors on the Public Holiday. The day is very much a day to focus on Japan – a day to reflect on the establishment of the nation, and for people to feel proud of their nation. In terms of pride, it is similar to Australia Day, though they are not as over the top with the flag waving, flag wearing thing which occurs on January 26 downunder. Happy National Foundation Day (Kenkoku Kinen no Hi) – I am gonna go make another snow man !

Street Mirrors

12 Jul

The streets all over Japan – especially at T intersections are often small with minmal vision. Subsequently, they install mirrors to assist you when making your turn. The sight of these mirrors is quite common for those who have lived here for years, but worthy of a post for those who have not.