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farewell to blossom by Yoshi Shimamura
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A morning in April, a wind blowing from the valley and took away blossoms to the sky. Taken at valley of Tamura, Shiga prefecture on April 23rd.

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quiet street by Yoshi Shimamura
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Taken at Tsumago-juku, Nagano Japan. This is the first nationally designated architectural preservation site in Japan. (長野県妻籠宿)

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shrine on a rainy night by Yoshi Shimamura
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This is one of the most popular shrine in Japan, Izumo taisha(出雲大社), Shimane prefecture. Unfortunately, it was raining all day, so not crowded as a vacation season, surrounded blue world literally divine beauty.

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quiet street by Yoshi Shimamura
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Taken at Fukiya, a nationally designated architectural preservation site, Okayama prefecture Japan.(岡山県吹屋) 

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Koi and Bonsai by Jake Jung

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blooming station by Yoshi Shimamura
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Taken at Miura station, Okayama.(因美線三浦駅) This is a typical tiny rural station, there are only 15 trains in both direction in a day.

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Laputan Robot by Jake Jung
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Taken with the new Sony α6000.

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Hida Folk Village (Explored) by Jake Jung

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Green Trees, Red Koi by Jake Jung

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“I believe I speak for everyone when I say that Santa Elena Canyon was one of the highlights of our weekend at Big Bend National Park. The drive from our campsite to the canyon was a stunning one to say the least. We stopped the car a handful of times on the way to take in the vast and rapidly changing scenery. Once we got to the canyon, we ate a quick lunch and embarked on our hike which ended with a couple of us splashing around in the Rio Grande. We made it back to our campsite just in time to witness the sunset which was immediately followed by the most starry sky I had ever seen. Being completely disconnected from the outside world with no cellphone service while being surrounded by such natural beauty was the perfect recipe for complete serenity. It felt so healthy to unplug and just be.” -Nicole (Canon 24-70mm + 16-35mm.)

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Spirited Away (Dogo Onsen by Night) by Jake Jung

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Pink World by Jake Jung

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Kyoto in green by Yoshi Shimamura
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Taken at Eikan-do of Zenrinji temple, Kyoto.

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Children’s Day @ Yasaka Shrine (Explored) by Jake Jung
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Carp streamers displayed for the Japanese holiday of Children’s Day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children’s_Day_(Japan)

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Up by Julien Ballet-Baz
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@ Taipei, TW

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reader’s paradise by Yoshi Shimamura
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Taken at the Kanazawa Umimirai library.(金沢海みらい図書館) (Taken with permission from library. 撮影許可を得ています)

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lights on old street by Yoshi Shimamura
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Taken at a historic district of Takehara, Hiroshima.(広島県竹原) You can see a temple hall on the end of street.

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temple in green by Yoshi Shimamura
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Taken at Komyouji temple, Kyoto. (光明寺)

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Outside the Gates by Jake Jung