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Picture of the Week 41 – Myohoji Temple’s Ibuki

I was in Sugita on Sunday taking photos for “Japan by Train” and visited Myohoji Temple (妙法寺), which has a very old tree. The tree is an ibuki, or Chinese juniper. It’s not impressively large, but it is incredibly old. According to the sign, it’s over 600 years old. I wish I could read Japanese better, so I’d know the history of the tree. But this is the kind of thing I like finding when I explore neighbourhoods.

This post is taking part in this week’s “Show Me Japan.”

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Picture of the Week 15 – Sesame Street Graffiti

In Japan, you can sometimes find graffiti. It’s not as common as in Canada, though. Japan is a very clean place, and people in the community work to clean up their neighbourhoods. But sometimes, you can find graffiti, which is hard to clean. Here is an example of graffiti, which actually seems a bit silly and kind of funny.

Elmo graffiti

I would really be worried if someone wrote Big Bird or Cookie Monster.

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Picture of the Week 10 – Welcome to Plala

It’s the 10th week of doing Picture of the Week, and I haven’t missed one yet. Here is a picture of Sugita’s Plala shopping centre, which also has a condo building on top.

Plala in Sugita

Looking up!

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Picture of the Week 6 – Tanabata, the Star Festival

It’s getting close to the time of the year for Tanabata, or the Star Festival. I’d already posted a picture about this last year, but I think this picture is much better. Tanabata is on July 7th.

Tanabata decorations

Very colourful decorations for Tanabata.

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Picture of the Week 5 – Tozenji

This picture was taken on Friday afternoon during my lunch break. This is a building at Tozenji, a temple near where I work. It was a bright day, and the building is dark, so it showed the iPhone camera’s limitations.

Tozenji

A building at Tozenji temple.

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Picture of the Week 2 – Overhead Wires

A couple of other blogs have pictures of wires in Japan, and I thought I’d add one of my own. This was taken in Sugita’s shopping street in Isogo Ward, Yokohama.

Wires over a shopping street

Wires over Sugita's Plum Road shopping street.

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Why did I take this picture?

I was wondering about how my cell phone took fuzzy pictures, wiped the camera lens, and accidentally pressed ok. I meant to press cancel. Anyway, here’s Shin-Sugita station!

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