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Japan

 

Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun as it’s called, is an incredible country that I’m lucky enough to have spent time in. There are many reasons to visit Japan, from it’s stunning ancient architecture and temples to it’s enchanted forests and bustling city streets.

For me, visiting Japan was a trip unlike any other and it produced some of my favorite fine art prints that I’ll always treasure. I wasn’t sure what to expect. Although I had planned quite a bit, planning was very different than actually being there, in all the best ways. My time there was spent, camera in hand, walking the streets of Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto, visiting temples, and experiencing bamboo forests for the first time in my life.  

 

 

The Process

 

Planning my trip to Japan was as exhilarating as it was frustrating. Frustrating since the more research I did on Japan, the more places I wanted to see! It would take more time than I had to see them all, but I wanted to experience them all nonetheless.

From Japan’s forests, it’s incredible architecture, restaurants, nightlife, and rich history, it’s truly a photographers paradise and I was elated to be there. I really love the quote “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” by Norman Vincent Peale. Although I wasn’t able to see everything, because I had so many places as part of my itinerary, I did end up visiting the majority of the locations I wanted to photograph, leaving me with a few reasons to go back.

 

Trip Highlights

 

There are so many places and moments that are worth mentioning. Riding the bullet train, visiting Buddhist temples in city areas and in less densely populated areas and visiting the Imperial Palace for the first time stand out in my memory.

Walking the streets of Tokyo and experiencing the very strong connection that’s maintained between natural and man-made beauty on even the busiest city streets astonished me. That was perhaps my biggest joy and my biggest surprise, a happy one at that.  

 

 

 

 

 

Japan

 

Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun as it’s called, is an incredible country that I’m lucky enough to have spent time in. There are many reasons to visit Japan, from it’s stunning ancient architecture and temples to it’s enchanted forests and bustling city streets.

For me, visiting Japan was a trip unlike any other and it produced some of my favorite fine art prints that I’ll always treasure. I wasn’t sure what to expect. Although I had planned quite a bit, planning was very different than actually being there, in all the best ways. My time there was spent, camera in hand, walking the streets of Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto, visiting temples, and experiencing bamboo forests for the first time in my life.  

 

 

The Process

 

Planning my trip to Japan was as exhilarating as it was frustrating. Frustrating since the more research I did on Japan, the more places I wanted to see! It would take more time than I had to see them all, but I wanted to experience them all nonetheless.

From Japan’s forests, it’s incredible architecture, restaurants, nightlife, and rich history, it’s truly a photographers paradise and I was elated to be there. I really love the quote “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” by Norman Vincent Peale. Although I wasn’t able to see everything, because I had so many places as part of my itinerary, I did end up visiting the majority of the locations I wanted to photograph, leaving me with a few reasons to go back.

 

Trip Highlights

 

There are so many places and moments that are worth mentioning. Riding the bullet train, visiting Buddhist temples in city areas and in less densely populated areas and visiting the Imperial Palace for the first time stand out in my memory.

Walking the streets of Tokyo and experiencing the very strong connection that’s maintained between natural and man-made beauty on even the busiest city streets astonished me. That was perhaps my biggest joy and my biggest surprise, a happy one at that.