Azabu-Juban hostel with a "very kick-back reggae kind of theme"
Tokyo in the rain
A temple in Tokyo
Another temple in Tokyo
Exactly what you'd guess it is
Even busier Tokyo, by night
It's too bad they didn't have any ramen for my ramen mood.
Urban and rural unite
Gone but not forgotten
Another kind of illumination
The deer of Miyajima are not afraid of you
This deer isn't afraid of you, either
Rollin' traditional style around Miyajima
Waiting for the postman
The floating torii of Miyajima
Another stop on my Miyajima tour
Miyajima still, a.k.a. "How I wish I had documented more about each of these photos"
Lanterns at Miyajima
A flower at Miyajima
Darkness & light at Miyajima
Another view of the floating torii
Zoom! Or, "truly feeling I was standing on the border of sacred space"
Always just a few steps away . . .
Why stop at soda?
"The time reads the same as my birthday and there’s a warm breeze blowing through the open window. The curtains are blowing up over the couch so they sometimes slide across my face, which makes me smile."
I totally wouldn't bike and snap.
"Houselights also reflect off these oddly situated residential rice paddies."
"Moonlight reflects on rice paddies filled with water to keep the rice properly saturated."
Home of "the weird creatures that attached themselves to me as I was swimming or the 'pirate’s cove'"
So much green!
Heading back home
By lantern light
Lost children of Hiroshima
Reflecting on Hiroshima
Further reflection of a place where time seems to have stopped
A stray paper crane for peace (see "Sadako Sasaki")
Not-so-stray cranes at the foot of an angel
Thousands of cranes are brought by children; these are but a few
A little girl makes her own contribution to the safekeeping of peace
Hiroshima's eternal flame. I sat down and wept after taking this picture.
A happier note in Hiroshima
"One time, one thing"
Like heaven on earth
Not so much sunshine
My 1337 studio
Light through the trees
Non-regulation car disposal
Spotted while walking
I *wish* I were as cute as this picture of me might lead a person to believe!
Oooooh, mirrors! And, of course, me in my Superman cap.
Stopping for a photo op on a time-killing stroll
Path to a temple
My car, not warm
A shack, not warm
Sunrise & snow
The sun continues to rise
Snow & sun
"Sure, I'll scrape the windows, but TAKE THIS!"
I know how to make a guest feel welcome! (photo courtesy Nathan)
Nathan as photographed by a very, very wee student
Why, yes. Yes, I love my reindeer antlers.
Christmas slap/BINGO/etc. cards
Reading in the early morning sunlight
Writing a super-cheerful segment of story (photo courtesy Nathan)
A thank-you note I wrote to one of my students, who treated it like it was a winning lotto ticket
"I was so desperate for companionship, I bought a potted Christmas tree and named it Mr. Jones. I then proceeded to converse with Mr. Jones as if 'he' were capable of responding."
Reaching for the sun
A weird mix
Taking break seriously
Still very serious
Maggie, whose call I answered :)
Jack-o-lanterns for Halloween!
Morning has broken
Sunlight at the cemetery
My keitai might not have been pretty, but it had some neat features!
If you multiply that last photo by 4, you get this.
Multiply THAT by four for this!