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An artist surrounded by his subject

Kichijoji's Inokashira Park sakura artist

Sakura artist in (Tokyo) Kichijoji’s Inokashira Park (井の頭恩賜公園)

As today’s blog entry posts, I should be in the air between Medford and Los Angeles. From there I catch a plane to Tokyo. And at Narita I will be transferring on to Fukuoka. This will be a very long day, but I’m excited to soon be back in Japan.

pink sakura

pink sakura cherry blossoms

人力車 or jinrikisha or rickshaw

jinrikisha kyoto japan rickshaw ricksha


More than a hundred years ago, the jinrikisha was a popular form of transportation in Japan. Now it is more of a tourist attraction than anything else. Shortly before this one was parked on the side of this famous street (in front of Kodaiji) in Kyoto, it was transporting a couple of tourists dressed as Maiko or Geisha or Geiko.

Tennoji (天王寺) during sakura season

yanaka sakura Tennoji 天王寺


One of my favorite places in the world during any season, Yanaka’s Tennoji can be an oasis like no other on a blue sky day in early April.


sakura 20mm ais mf lens nikon cherry blossoms

cherry blossoms

Niomon (or Deva Gate) @ Kiyomizu-dera

Niomon Gate or the Deva's Gate deva kiyomizu temple kyoto japan

It has been six years since I’ve been to Kyoto. I hope to spend a day or two exploring the city again this summer. On the day I took this photo in 2007, the cherry blossoms weren’t quite ready yet, and the sky was overcast. I don’t know if I’ll have better luck in June (rainy season) or August (hot and humid peak), but I’m willing to give it a try.

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