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Strolling around the Temple of the Golden Pavilion

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金閣寺の観光客 (Kyoto, Japan)

Staying in business

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Miyajima priest

The key to maintaining a business for a long time, especially this one which has been going on for hundreds of years, is to extract cash for services rendered. I’m not sure how much this lady had to pay for individual treatment from the priest. However, it’s well documented that Katsu Kaishu (勝海舟), in trying to give his famous peace sword to Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社), was denied the privilege. Instead, he had to pay them to take it. I wonder if they still have it, or if they sold it to someone else.

Genuine Hiroshima Okonomiyaki

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Sadly, I’ve never acquired a taste for okonomiyaki; that includes the real Hiroshima (本格広島) variety. Today’s photo was taken at a summer fireworks festival two years ago this month in Inuyama.

Setsubun @ Rinnoji

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Nikko, Japan

Wrong season for today’s photo as Setsubun is in February, but it was my random, desktop image of the day.

Misplaced water

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Itsukushima (厳島), AKA Miyajima

Baseball binoculars

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I have seen binoculars at baseball games before, but this guy took things to a different level. I imagine he positions himself in this same spot for all games. He had the worst seat in the house, but with his binoculars on a tripod he had perhaps the best view of the action.

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