I got back from Japan last Monday.
Images from my trip keep surprising me: when I look a certain way, when I suddenly want a cup of green tea mid-afternoon, when I sit on the bus on the way to work and think how different the bus was in Kyoto.
Here are some of the pictures I love the most. I'll be back later with the food photos.
|Kasugai Train Station|
|Our umbrellas after we were literally rained out of the parade in Kasugai|
|Thirteen-year-old Thomas was a big hit with the Japanese girls|
|Bullet train to Hiroshima|
|After the atomic bomb hit Hiroshima, only the bones of this building remained|
|The floating gate at the shrine on Miyajima Island|
|Contemplating the shrine and thankful the rain stopped for 10 minutes|
|Bamboo grove in Arashiyama|
|Koi in the gardens in Arashiyama|
|Japanese maple leaf in Arashiyama|
|At Kyoto's busiest intersection|
|Why can't Canadian men dress this well?|
|View from the Tokyo Sky Tree|
|Imperial Palace grounds in Tokyo|
|Bride and groom at the New Otani Hotel in Toyko|
|Last morning in Japan: view from Tokyo hotel room|
one year ago: quince jellies
two years ago: applesauce spice cake
three years ago: west african peanut soup via winnipeg