|My trip to Japan, from August 11th - August 25th, 1998.|
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||One image showing pictures 0 to 8, smaller in size than the originals (for preview) so you can decide which ones you want to see.
||Picture of me, i'm standing in the doorway of Shimamura Sama's vacation house at Hotaka-machi. It was a very interesting log style house built for them by Canadians, but in the Japanese style. Roman is sitting in the bottom right corner of the picture.
||Picture of me standing in front of Zenkoji Temple.
||Me with Shimamura San's family and Mrs. Baltazar (Roman's mom) at a street leading up to Zenkoji.
||A monk standing in the street.. i don't know what he was doing, i think he was praying and waiting for donations. He had a cool looking outfit though! (note: I have since been informed that this might be a female monk, it's hard to say though!)
||The huge temple lantern at Asakusa.
||A long street marketplace that leads up to Asakusa Temple.
||A large picture of downtown Tokyo that i took from when i was up in Tokyo Tower.
||The entrance to the Meji Jingu gardens and temple.
||The courtyard of Meji Jingu Temple
||same as index 1, but for pictures 9 to 16.
||Another photo of Meji Jingu.
||Picture showing amazing wood detail work on temple door at Meji Jingu.
||Five story pagoda at Asakusa.
||The Minamoto Shrine (i think) in Kamakura.
||The Daibutsu (Great Buddha) in Kamakura. It is a 37' bronze figure that was built in 1292. It is the 2nd largest Buddha in the world.
||A picture taken from the bridge in Asakusa, not too far from where my Hotel was. This shows a really weird looking "landmark" building with some kind of yellow thing on top of it; no one was ever able to explain to me what it was supposed to be.
||This is the Akihabara "Electronics District" section of Tokyo, they had all kinds of amazing technology there!
||This is looking down the stairwell of a store that was like 7 stories tall. I thought it was a small store when i first entered it, till i found the stairs and kept on going up!