Iwaki Fukushima, Jan 25, 2015

After devastating Tsunami washed away Toyoma Beach, Iwaki, Fukushima, it has been nearly 4 years. There are some signs of recovery, some indecision, hope, and reconcilement. All mixed here.

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Beautiful wall art cheers up in this construction site.

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Brave surfers enjoy the higher wave.

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Many soil containers with radioactive contamination are stored here. Nowhere to go.

 

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Ocean is just so beautiful… welcoming us all …

Kyoto, Toji Temple – Jan 21, 2015

One of my favourite thing to do in Japan is going to flea market for treasure hunting ! During my stay in Japan I went to Toji Temple on Jan 21.  It was super fun !

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I bought one Ocha-ire (tea ceremony utensil) , one Kimono (2000 yen !), one necklace, 3 tawashi (dish washing brush), two scurf, one Noren (decorative curtain), and some snacks !  Be careful if you go there. Everything looks tempting …

Shizuoka Jan 8 to 26th

It was nice to escape from the frozen to warmth. My home town, friends and family welcomed me …

_MG_5476 Miho no Matsubara (Miho Pine Grove ) was awarded as the UNESCO world heritage site recently.  I am extremely proud of this beauty is recognized globally.

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One thing I really enjoy is that Mt. Fuji can be seen almost anywhere in my hometown Shizuoka. Sometimes amazing view shows up even between road bridge and electric posts while driving.
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Atami is one of the best coastal resort with hot spring in Japan. We had family get-together there.

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…and of course furry friends welcomed me with cuteness …