Japan II

July 16 - August 2, 2016

James McNeill Whistler painted this Japanese woman in 1864, just before Japan ended a period of isolation


Old bridge in Nikko

Lantern on the way to the Tosho-gu, temple in Nikko

Guarding dog at the entrance of the Tosho-gu

Don't hear, don't see, don't speak, monkeys in Tosho-gu

Tosho-gu roof


The costume of calligraphing girls in temple complexes is red and white

Traditional Japanese slippers

A misty forest, Nikko

Inside Tosho-gu


And one more Tosho-gu

A lake at Yumoto onsen, 1500 metres above sealevel

Dragonfly near the lake

Hiking in the Nikko area

I wasn't the only hiker today


A butterfly

Somewhere between Yumoto onsen and Lake Chuzenji

Lake Chuzenji in the mist

Old plastic duckboats on the lake

Silkworms feeding on mulberry leaves

Museum of modern art, Takasaki



Harbour of Yokohama

More seagulls

Water in different colours

Dancers at the ukelele festival in Yokohama, Hawaiian style

Preparing for the performance

Happiness things in Chinatown, Yokohama


Guardian at the Kencho-ji

I don't know if this is another guardian

At the gates of Kencho-ji

On the Kamakura beach

The Pacific

Girl reading Princess or mangabook at a bookshop

More Japan pictures (part I) here

And Japan portraits here