nathan osterhaus


2015 Year In Review: Japan

Japan. Wow. What can I say other than that I was throughly impressed and amazed. The food, cleanliness, friendliness and how everyone rides a bicycle. The electronic toilets, vending machines and train system. The capsule hotels, volcanoes, onsens or hot springs and high speed internet. The list goes on and on. I liked it so much that I went back for a second round. Making edits has been hard as I like so many of my photos from there. I guess I went the more traditional route as far as making pictures go, but how can you not at first. It can be so overwhelming at times, especially Tokyo, even though it’s now one of my favorite cities. It’s also hard for me to describe my feelings and thoughts about this beautiful country. As an American, it is so different from our culture that it boggles my mind. I have never felt like more of an outsider. Still, I can’t wait to go back again. There is so much more I want to see and do. Like climb Mt. Fuji during peak season. Japan and my experiences there will live in my mind forever. The great thing about that, and traveling in general, is that those memories will never become obsolete, unlike technology and material items.