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Moonrise over Yosemite

Yosemite moon rise

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Japanese vineyard

葡萄園

Yamanashi Prefecture is famous for its grapes. While waiting for a bus to take me from the Shosenkyo Bus Stop back to central Kofu, I shot this nearby vineyard. In Japan it isn’t uncommon to see grapes wrapped on the vine. I’ve never seen this in the USA or anywhere else.

Tokyo Towers

Tokyo Tower and Holland Hills Mori Tower

Baseball ema (野球絵馬)

baseball ema fukuoka softbank hawks

Japanese professional baseball “ema” in the Fukuoka Dome

You normally find ema at Shinto shrines in Japan. People write their prayers and wishes on them, hang them at the shrine, probably nobody reads them, and eventually they are burned. If they weren’t aesthetically pleasing (and a possible source of the placebo effect) they would be completely pointless.

Not so with these baseball ema which you can find at the home of the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks (福岡ソフトバンクホークス). These are for fans to write notes to specific players. I suppose the players eventually get to read them. Kind of fun and very Japanese.

Is it baseball season yet?

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Resting vertical

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