Monday, November 30, 2009

A Church in Dejima

Dejima, a small island in Nagasaki, was Japan's only contact with the outer world during Edo period. The Dutch enjoyed benefits from the trade.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Leaves on the Street

The colors of leaves of cherry trees are among the best in autumn.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Sweets in Kobe

I am always fascinated by the colors and shapes of wagashi (Japanese sweets). The one on the right is wrapped in a bamboo leaf.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Doll Troops

The roly-poly doll is about 5 cm tall.