Where to begin??? I have lived in Japan for nearly 4 years.
About 2 weeks after we arrived. This was for Obon at the neighborhood temple. We have gone there every year, this year will be the 5th time, and probably the last.
Demonstration of hand fired fireworks in Toyohashi.
The hand fired fireworks
Mt. Fuji from the 5th station
My tiger child celebrating the Year of the Tiger in Otaru, Hokkaido
One of the many snow sculptures in Odori Park in Sapporo's Snow Festival
After taking cable car up to the summit of Mt. Moiwa near Sapporo, Hokkaido
In honor of the day I am uploading- a Hina Matsuri sculpture in Susukino, walking distance from my hotel room in Sapporo
The ice festival near Lake Shikotsu, the deepest lake that far north. (it doesn't freeze like most lakes)
Some sculptures at Lake Shikotsu
Looking over the lake in mid February