Saturday, 23 August 2008

after the fireworks...

700,000 people attended this fireworks, display, the biggest in Japan, and it was absolutely amazing, sadly i didn't take my big camera, due to no firework shots : (

Friday, 22 August 2008

a string of kids...

they looked so funny being led along on a rope, good way to walk en masse though!

Wednesday, 13 August 2008


for soba, in a traditional farmhouse, restaurant ; )

Sunday, 10 August 2008

praying for...

ancestors at obon... most japanese return to their hometowns where all the family gathers for the holiday...

Thursday, 7 August 2008


sour plums... the red really shone out in this pretty little garden..

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Sunday, 3 August 2008