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Various selection of pictures from 2005 in Japan: Kyoto, Nagoya, Tokyo. Click on pictures for medium view. Right-click/save to save and/or view different resolutions.

   Kathy at the happiest asian place in the world!
Tokyo Disney

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   Burning incense before entering grounds
Kyoto, Japan

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   We spent long hours on trains, often late in the night.
Random train shot, Japan

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   It's impossible to be unhappy here : )
Tokyo Disney

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   Rock Garden
Kyoto, Japan

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   Um... me taking a piss. Thanks babe : )
Hiroshima, Japan

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   Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion)
Kyoto, Japan

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   Kathy and Kim with World Expo mascots Kiccoro and Morizo
Aichi, Japan

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   I'm a giant! Me w/ Obachan (grandma) and Ojichan (uncle)
Kanie, Japan

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   Move it kid, it's my turn on the fishie!
Nagoya Castle, Japan

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   Kim at the entrance to Tokyo Disney
Tokyo Disneyland

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   Animatronic show
Tokyo Disney

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   One of the best damm ride there is! Space Mountain still wins of course, let's not get ridiculous...
Tokyo Disney

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   Lighter moment with Kim
Tokyo Disney

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   You don't know sushi unless you've been here. This stuff was just pulled out of the ocean hours ago, AMZAING!!! And way cheap too. So pass the sake. Kanpai!
Sushizanmai, Tokyo, Japan

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   Peace! Outside the Imperial Palace
Tokyo, Japan

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   Sensoji Temple
Tokyo, Japan

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   Coffee, beer, tea, coke... the ubiquous machines are everywhere...
Kyoto, Japan

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   Konchi-in
Kyoto, Japan

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   Throw in a few yen to get the gods to listen...
Kyoto, Japan

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   2/3 scale replica, the original burned down
Kyoto, Japan

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   These street vendors are the bomb! I couldn't stop buying stuff and shoving it my mouth! Hmmm.. tasty stuff! Just make sure you know what you're ordering : )
Kyoto, Japan

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   Kathy at the Genbaku Dome
Hiroshima, Japan

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   The detonation point of the first production nuke. The orignal bridge lasted another few decades, this is the replacement.
Hiroshima, Japan

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   Shinkansen: then and now
Japan

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   Monk praying in the middle of a bridge in the middle of town. Kinda neat really
Inari, Japan

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   Do you take the high road? There are some 1000+ tori on the trail to/from the peak where a shrine/graveyard lies.
Inari, Japan

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   How can you not have inari in Inari?
Inari, Japan

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   Sanjusangendo Temple: 1001 carved statues of Kannon. 700+ years old, at least the reconstruction is. How old do you think the original would be?
Kyoto, Japan

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   Kiyomizu Temple, one of my favorites. It's a big complex of many buildings overlooking the city of Kyoto.
Kyoto, Japan

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   Gagaku at Cultural show at Gion Corner: tea ceromony, Koto, Flower Arrangement, gagaku, kyogen, dance, and Bunraku.
Kyoto, Japan

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   Geisha are extremely hard to get on camera. They're darting in out of alleys and building and only show themselves for a few seconds before dissapearing again!
Gion, Kyoto, Japan

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   Kim, Kathy, and Ojichan (uncle) Narita.
Kanie, Japan

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   World Expo 2005
Aichi, Japan

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   Traditional noodle lunch with Kim, Takachan, Kathy, me (lance), and Toshi
Kaine, Japan

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   Ojichan, Takachan, Toshi, Obachan, Kathy, Kim
Kanie, Japan

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   Going out with the boys: Tosh, Takayuki, Lance. Some tori-restaurant
Nagoya, Japan

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   Night shot of the street in town
Kanie, Japan

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   One of my uncle's buddies. He took out to go fishing. Real folk
Middle of a river near Kanie

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   Apartment where I spent a year. Part kindergarden, part 1st grade. It kind of turned into the projects... but it has fond memories for me.
Kanie, Japan

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   My obachan looking out her front window
Kanie, Japan

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   The family pharmacy, it's been in the family 2 generations or so. We're not sure what's going to happen next, no next generation for the Narita line.
Kanie, Japan

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   Another long night on the trains. Kim is on vacation, the other two are going home after work.
Tokyo, Japan

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   Yeah! Harajuku baby! Stopping to re-energize with sweets. Japan is big on dessert like items.
Harajuku, Japan

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   The train station. It's not as crowded as it looks : )
Tokyo, Japan

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   THE fish market of Japan. The building is like a mile long and business gets started in the wee hours of the morning. This is taken around 3-4am.
Tokyo, Japan

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   Big ol' tuna up for auction. This one fishie will easily pay for a nice car.
Tokyo, Japan

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   Sensoji during the day. What are the school kids doing here? Field trip?
Tokyo, Japan

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   I wonder how big the candle is inside this bugger...
Sensoji, Tokyo, Japan

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   The golden poo. A PR disaster, it's supposed to be a golden cloud for Sapporo beer. Opps.
Tokyo, Japan

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   Outside of the Kabuki theater that we're early for. Pricey stuff... kinda boring if you don't get it... or understand Japanese.
Tokyo, Japan

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   Tokyo- the city of lights
Tokyo, Japan

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   Some careermen looking for some booze or other good time???
Tokyo, Japan

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   Of course! We're in Japan after all : )
Tokyo, Japan

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