Today I'm going to finish off my Japan blog posts with a few photos that either didn't fit into
previous posts, or accidentally got left out of them.
I talked in a previous post about the way Japanese society has (westernised since the Meiji
Restoration. Here's a photo showing this concretely, if you'll excuse the pun: Two buildings in
the National Museum in Tokyo side by side, one constructed in a traditional Japanese style, and
one in western style (click through to view larger):
As I'm sure aviva_m
would agree, what every wedding needs is
some Japanese wedding rabbit dolls:
Here's a picture from when we went up Mt Hakone; at the top, there was a shrine, and also a strange
boulder field, littered with big concrete blocks reminiscent (to me) of the tank traps put down on
the beaches in the UK during the war and still remaining in some remote places (such as Druridge
Bay in Northumberland); and also dotted with little piles of stones, the significance of either of
which I have no idea about:
Here's us at Kegon Falls, Nikko; I didn't post this with my Nikko
photos as it's taken until now for me to find out again where this was!
And lastly, no trip to Japan would be complete without a trip to Mt Fuji:
We went part of the way up the volcano (by bus), but it was raining and there was no real view
worth seeing. We did discover, though, that there they sold melon bread (a sweet type of bread)
made into the shape of Mt Fuji:
Mt Fuji also provided the perfect backdrop for some farewell to Japan photos from the air on our
Well, that's it from Japan. Hope you enjoyed this series of blog posts.
Japan blog posts