Japan 2015

by Patricia D-R September. 05, 2020 240 views

OK, here goes, my first ever photo blog! Hope you enjoy!

I decided to start photo blogging to share my story with images instead of words. What better place to start than the place I feel like home even though I have never lived there before. Japan, my motherland. Japan, the country of amazing landscapes and culture. Japan, because of the delicious food.

Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) - Kyoto

Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) - Kyoto

These pictures were taken during my visit to Japan in 2015. It was the first trip to Japan with my boyfriend (now husband) and I remember that it was this trip that made me more passionate about photography and more motivated to improve my photography skills. At the time I didn't have the money for a new camera, so these pictures were taken with an old Canon EOS Kiss SLR. Obviously, there are too many beautiful places to fit into one page, so here is a small selection of the images I took.

Fushimi Inari Shrine - Kyoto

Fushimi Inari Shrine - Kyoto

details of  shrine door - Kyoto

details of shrine door - Kyoto

View over Kyoto from Fushimi Inari Shrine

View over Kyoto from Fushimi Inari Shrine

Japan is full of incredible vistas and landscapes! Though sometimes the magic is in the little details that are easily overlooked. I try to find these little treasures and capture them on film (or memory card nowadays).

tiny Japanese garden facing the street

tiny Japanese garden facing the street

water buckets outside shrine

water buckets outside shrine

raindrops and Japanese stone latern

raindrops and Japanese stone latern

 "Kukurizaru"

"Kukurizaru"

Golden latern with cherry blossom - Nara

Golden latern with cherry blossom - Nara

Going off the beaten track brings you to places you wouldn't have expected. For example this beautiful cosmos flower field in the rural town Ohara.

Field of cosmos flowers - Ohara

Field of cosmos flowers - Ohara

 the gardens of Sanzen-in are dotted with cute little jizo statues

the gardens of Sanzen-in are dotted with cute little jizo statues

Miyajima (officially Itsukushima) a small and very photogenic island near the city of Hiroshima. The amazing view of the torii gate standing in the water when you arrive at the island, is one you can hardly forget.

Torii gate of Itsukushima shrine

Torii gate of Itsukushima shrine

Itsukushima Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine

waterfall - Miyajima

waterfall - Miyajima

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Varsha Arun 2 months, 2 weeks ago

The photo of Kukurizaru lead me to its full story & I loved discovering this titbit of information!! The post makes for a delightful read..blush

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Patricia D-R Replied to Varsha Arun 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you! I am humbled by your kind words and am very happy to hear my post lead to new discoveries. Thanks for your interest in my photo blog, comments like these are very motivating blush

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Varsha Arun Replied to Patricia D-R 2 months, 1 week ago

I can relate...I'm just over a year old at Photoblog myselfgrimacing

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Alex L 2 months, 2 weeks ago

One of my bucket list destinations! Such a beautiful country...   I see in photographs. One of these days I will make it there.

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Patricia D-R Replied to Alex L 2 months, 2 weeks ago

thanks for your comment! I absolutely love visiting Japan and I only hope to do this beautiful country justice with my photographs. Hope you will be able to go there some time!

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