Traditional thatched roof houses, Gasshō-zukuri (合掌造り) in the historic village of Shirakawa-gō, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Maiko, Kyoto
As quietly and mysteriously as this Maiko appeared, she quickly and gracefully passed by on the way to her evening appointment. There is a sort of magic that captures the eyes and mind when seeing one of these living embodiments of a time long ago. The white make-up, distinct hair style, and colorful kimono evoke imagery and imagination of what Edo period Japan could have been like.
Ninomaru Garden, Kyoto
Infrared photo taken on the grounds of Nijō Castle. This garden was designed by Kobori Enshu, and is located next to the Ninomaru Palace.
Sheaves of Rice drying, Shirakawa-gō
Rice dries in the historic village of Shirakawa-gō, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Well Packaged Saké, Takayama
Walking down Ōshinmachi Traditional Street, there were so many interesting little shops and stores. Each of these bottles of saké list their brand and where they're from.