This photo I took is of the stairs leading up to Sugimotodera temple (杉本寺) in Kamakura, Japan. The temple itself is part of the Tendai sect of Buddhism and was founded in 734 BCE. Although it is a little bit of the beaten track, it is considered one of the oldest temples. The moss covered steps particularly interested [...]
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This is a photo I took of what is known as the 百万ドル夜景 (Hyaku-man Doru Yakei) or “Million Dollar nightview” in Hakodate, Japan.
I’m not sure what exactly the criteria are for a nightviews, but apparently it is considered one of the most beautiful in the world…or at least in Japan.
While the view was [...]
Going to visit Fushimi Inari Shrine at night was one of the most breathtaking experiences I had while in Japan. Wandering up the mountainside between thousands of torii gates, my friends an I were almost the only ones there. Pure silence except for the sound of footsteps. I doubt I’ll ever experience such a solemn, [...]
Throughout the preparation in being able to study abroad, it is always made clear that studying abroad can be and is a life changing experience for some people. To me this photo is of a street I always crossed to catch the bus that was part of my everyday commute routine, and brought my emotions [...]