The land of many people with great respect for each other's space and the environment. Virtually no ugly graffiti and the country is very clean. In fact as one who used to live and work in Manhattan, and knew my way around the NYC Subway system quite well, I was amazed at the clean trains and clean stations in the Tokyo system. Very safe, too. I witnessed small school children in uniforms and briefcases going it alone to school on the subway...something you would never see over here. The floor on the subway car was spotless. I felt I could lie down and not soil my clothes. Quite amazing. I guess this comes from having a completely homogeneous culture.

I want to go back again. My son Bill and his wife Anita were nice enough to take me on a special tour of Nara, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Hemeji, and of course, Tokyo. They both like ancient Japanese Shrines and culture. Only because of this could I get a lot done in such a short time. Great country to photograph and the people were very nice although I couldn't understand a word they were saying most of the time.

 

Castle Wall, Himeji

 

Castle Grounds, Himeji

 

White Castle Walls, Himeji

 

Lamp and Pond, Nara

 

Lighting the Flame, Nara

 

Carp Stadium, Hiroshima

 

Atom Bomb Dome, Hiroshima

 

Peace Monument and Eternal Flame, Hiroshima

 

Imperial Villa #2

 

Imperial Villa #1

 

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