Sunday, May 2, 2010

Japan 13

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contrast


Tokyo side street



Tokyo side street shopping area

20 comments:

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

It looks similar (but different) to Japantown here in San Francisco.
Thanks Pat,
Robyn

Ms. Anthropy said...

Is that a house, below the bricked embankment? I'm trying to imagine, whether runoff, or falling debris, could pose a danger. Sorry, that's just the way my brain works.

tapirgal said...

Nice, nice, nice! I'd like to link your blog into the sidebar of my Tapirgal's Daily Photo. Don't worry that some days you don't use photos. It's fine.

Pat Tillett said...

tapirgal - no problem at all. Please feel free!

Pat Tillett said...

Ms A. and Robyn - It's actually an outbuilding of a major temple up in the hills above Kyoto. It's about 400 years old. Above the wall is a bamboo forest.

Lindsay said...

Hey man! Some of the best pics I've seen yet! Also really want to say thank you so much for the small army you've sent my way! It's been a couple days since I've been able to log on....totally made my day! I will now shower you with sunshine and rainbows. *sprinkle, sprinkle*

Jhon Baker said...

Great contrast on that first photo, they are all great I just really was attracted to that first one.

sarah toa said...

Are you in Japan?
And still not allowed to eat seaweed or fish?
Damn!
Neet to meet you in blogworld Pat. I think I need to add a list of links to non-West Australians to my blog at some stage.
Luv yer work.
Sarah

The Retired One said...

Loved the composition of the first shot.

Cheeseboy said...

I was going to say the same thing as Robin - looks similar to Japan town in SF. I sure it is even cooler though. Great shots.

Copyboy said...

That stone wall shot is pure art.

They Call Me Lady said...

Of course I love the contrast photo !
BTW- I like the new little profile photo too (you right?) "cute" !!!!

faye said...

Such great street shots.
Everytime you post photos of Japan,
I want to grab my camera and go..

Pat Tillett said...

Lindsay - my pleasure! The "Ass Sniper" post is a classic...

Jhon and Joan and Copyboy - I agree, I like the first one best also. thanks!

Vickie - Of couse you do! LOL. and yup that is me at 18 in the marine corps.

Mr. Stupid said...

Beautiful shots. I would love to ride my bike on that street someday...:)
Take care!

Talli Roland said...

Oh, yay! More Japan photos. I love these, Patrick. Thanks!

Sam Liu said...

Wow...looking at these, I got a real taste of what it's like to be at the heart of Japanese life, truly wonderful.

ASBLACKASOBAMA said...

I'd buy the coffee table book with these photos in it!

Ashley King said...

i really like this "batch," particularly the first one.... i was GONNA say, you can just use your imagination for the surroundings, but then you had to go and ruin it and say there was a bamboo forest jungle thing above it.... oh whatever, i'm just going to rewind and pretend i didn't see that and use my imagination for all of the surroundings.... i bet there's like a skate park right next to the building, huh? i'm so right. right underneath the bamboo jungle....

Ashley King said...

oh and you should TOTALLY make a shutterfly or snapfish book (for fun and see how it turns out) and set it out.... like ASBLACKASOBAMA says... it'd make a good coffee table book.... that can be your "giveaway".... but put a copy of it in the formal living room. oh, and one for my living room too please. i will keep it up high enough so that lewie will not DESTROY it!