(Unrelated) Scenes from Japan


As most of the remaining images to be blogged woul dbe in logical groups here are just onrelated ones, which we wanted to share.

A classical temple entrance

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Old, wooden, used

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Ghost houses

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A shrine

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The massive entrance gates

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And the associated dojo

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The male lion has the mouth open – the female closed… Not nice and gender equal…

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Decay

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Kyushu and Shikoku are snake wonderlands – plenty of grass / rice to hide and hunt and nicely warm all year round. So stride with care…

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The same is true for frogs / toads

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The holy cow

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And the temple pomelo tree

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At night we drove to a small harbour town and were able to buy some really fresh fish – sliced on site for sashimi for us

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The classical 4-cut

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The clay jars are used for the octopus to hide (and be caught…)

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Another victim

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Late night pleasure

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Walk in my boots…

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Small shrines

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Fantastic figures

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Water for cleaning

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Funny figures

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And a shrine

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Beautiful ceiling

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Small figurines are found very often

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Table cloth the old fashioned way

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Graveyard of the roof tiles

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A bus with pilgrims – they are supposed to walk, but, well, who cares – at least they come…

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Nice guard

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Thirsty gods

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Especially shrines are often higher up and reached by steep stairs

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Care for the children

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Devotions of all life parts

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Spiders are now very, very active

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A small frog in the loo

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This one looked a bit more vicious

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And these ones are just gigantic (well, they are big – including feet up to 14 cm). Mostly not very poisenous, but I would not like to walk into a net (which can happen easily as they are usually just at the height of your head…)

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Clementines are grown all of Shikoku

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The impact of the devastating rains in July

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This way it looked quite everywhere – in mountainous terrain slides are the norm and if houses are in the way – well, you know the answer…

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We had 2 typhoons while being in Japan – winds with up to 240 km/h can cause quite some damage…

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No, he was fine

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Leading the way for pilgrims

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And a khaki tree

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