Moss Bridge - Saiho-ji Temple Kyoto, Japan

Moss Bridge - Saiho-ji Temple Kyoto, Japan Known as Kokedera, or the Moss Temple, Saiho-ji is home to one of Kyoto’s most famous tourist attractions, the moss garden. Over 120 types of moss cover the garden grounds.

Somewhere in Japan

I recalled my dream house. It is a very beautiful sight where a house is sited on a mountain surrounded by terraced rice field. I can imagine that there will be many innovative ideas coming from this green-fresh-amazing view. I think many people will love

Cherry trees at night in Gion, Kyoto, Japan: photo by KITAYAMA Toma

The river is central to the city - meandering through the glorious cherry trees at night in Gion, Kyoto: photo by KITAYAMA Toma

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Mirai-chan, a little girl in Sado, Niigata, Japan © Kawashima Kotori 未来ちゃん - So Cute! Japanese child ready to participate in a festival (matsuri)

Parade Leader in Training for Honmonji Festival, Japan

Children of the world ~Parade Leader in Training for Honmonji Festival, Japan

Samurai Warrior.

In battle, katana was typically paired with the medium sword wakizashi. Both were worn by members of the Japanese warrior class. The two weapons together were called the daisho, and represented the social power and personal honor of the samurai.

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