Konichiwa from Japan!
It is our first time in this incredible country, and we couldn't be more excited to be here!
Japan has always been very high on our bucket list, and for the next three weeks we'll be exploring a bunch of different places on the main island of Honshu.
We're starting off with some of the main highlights in Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Tokyo, before venturing off to some lesser-visited spots to explore small villages and coastal towns. Can't wait to check out all the amazing shrines, futuristic sights and of course eat our body weight in delicious food!
We took this shot on our first night in the country. It’s of the Yasaka Pagoda, and judging by all the other photographers there, it’s probably been on Instagram once or twice before. 😜
🔹Camera: @sonyaustralia A7iii
🔹Lens: Sony 24-105mm f/4
🔹Tripod: @siruiaustralia W-1204
Kennin-ji temple in the Gion area is famous for its Zen experiences and gorgeous Zen-inspired gardens and architecture. It might be a great place to meditate or offer up votive copies of Buddhist scripture!
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Information overload! Trying to manage our current photo storage while on the road is a bit like looking at this scene in Tokyo 🤯 Even after cleansing unwanted photos, we’re sitting on 15k photos for the Vietnam trip so far...and we’re only half way through 😅 Anyone have any tips for keeping things in order?
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The Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka shopping streets are very popular places for tourists to visit on their way to or from famous temples like Kiyomizu-dera. Not only great souvenirs, but great food as well!
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At Kyoto's Maiko Theater, you can have the chance to be up close and personal with a maiko. Watch them skillfully perform an elegant dance and then take part in a tea ceremony with matcha and wagashi sweets.
Samurai armour for actual fighting. Unlike most surviving Samurai armour this set dates to the late 16th century when Japan had a time of internal conflicts. The armour covers every body part from head to toe, yet it only weighs less than 6kg. It's worth mentioning that an average Samurai was about 1,50 metres tall.
At areas where extra mobility was desired, Japanese4in1 style mail was used instead of scales. The mail on the sleeves is lacquered in red. It is said to demoralise the enemy. Both the oval and the round rings are butted. The dark mail on the legs has red plates linked into the mail in a regular pattern. The oval rings are made of wired that is coiled two times, but all rings are butted.
I was puzzled why they were wearing such thin armour and even cut out parts of the mail. The museum staff told me that light weight and mobility mattered most. What do you think?
This armour is exhibited inside the Samurai Museum in Kyoto. If you like to learn more about Samurai, have a look at my friend @japan_at_war who has a channel dedicated to Japanese warriors.
It's "Yasu river"!!
Shiga prefecture has many beautiful and clean river.
We usually enjoy BBQ,fishing and swimming at river.😆(There are some rivers which no swimming.)
Also,I took this photo from in the train.🚃
The train's name is "Biwako line". This train is essential for people living in Shiga!!
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