Jizo statue at Sanzen-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan

BUDDHA~Cuddling Jizo statues at Ohara Sanzen-in temple, Kyoto, Japan

500px / Photo "Essence of Japan" by Alexey Sapozhnikov

Have had the pleasure of living in Washington DC and celebrating the Cherry Blossom Festival - a gift from the Japanese people. Someday I'd like to go to Japan and visit their ancestors! - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

Kyoto, Japan. A stunning image.

Kimonos are handmade, and geisha usually get kimonos designed just for them. Kimono prints and fabrics change with the seasons, but they are always made of silk. Geisha also spend about two hours just doing their makeup, hair, and putting on the kimono!

Zensanji, Ueda, Nagano, Japan

イチョウ吹雪の画像(写真) Ginko leaves blowing in the wind at Zensan Temple, Nagano, Japan. Magical autumn in Nagano.

Osaka, Japan | Antoine Auriol

The Shinsekai district in Osaka, Japan. The word ‘Shinsekai’ means a ‘new world’ in Japanese, but what the place offers is an old world nostalgia of post-World War II Japan, with its old shops, Japanese street-food restaurants with traditional lanterns an