Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Kyoto, Japan part of the TOP 10 Book-Story Magical Places on Earth - Japan has many places that we have found in our thoughts while reading some book. This enchanting image is one of my favorite photos of Japan
Ginkgo Tree Tunnel, Tokyo, Japan - Around ginkgo trees line the streets of Tokyo; they are known as “the bearer of hope”, since some of them survived the bombing of Hiroshima. This tree tunnel is located in the outer garden of Meiji Shrine.
Dressed in formal, black kimono maiko (apprentice geisha) from the Miyagawa-cho district of Kyoto, Japan visit tea houses and teachers to wish them a happy new year. In front the maiko Fukuhiro with Fukue, Fukuho and Fukuya behind.