Monday, November 22, 2010

Japanese Shrines: You've Seen One, But You Haven't Seen Them All

Shinto shrines may look alike, but there are numerous architectural styles.  The above is the main hall at Izumo Oyashiro in Shimane, a famous example of the Taisha Style.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Fall in the City

more town shots of fall foliage

More Fall in the City

The former residence of a wealthy family of importers, the house and gardens date from the 1920s and are now the property of Niigata City and open to the public.

Fall in the City

cherry trees (さくら) showing their fall color at a local park

         Japanese ginko, with storehouse (kura) in the lower photo