Kiyomizu Temple. Kyoto, Japan.

A crowd gathers to look at a whale shark and a manta ray at Churaumi Aquarium, Okinawa, Japan

Sunset at Emerald Beach, Churaumi, Okinawa, Japan.

A guide in traditional clothes at Shuriijo Castle, Naha, Okinawa, Japan.

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Japan 2016665.JPG

Fushimi Inari Shrine, Inari Mountain. Kyoto, Japan

Shurijo Castle in Naha, Okinawa, Japan.

Shurijo Castle in Naha, Okinawa, Japan.

Shurijo Castle in Naha, Okinawa, Japan.

Shurijo Castle in Naha, Okinawa, Japan.

Hatagashira performers balance a large bamboo pole, attached with a vertical flag with an elaborate display on top, The performers take turns balancing the pole on tightly knotted belts, while others use long bamboo poles to help keep the Hatagashira pole steady. These performances take place all over Okinawa, Japan during the annual thanks-giving festivals. This is a type of Eisa folk dance exclusive to the Ryukyu Islands. It is believed that God will land on the Hatagashira pole and bring good

Hatagashira performers balance a large bamboo pole, attached with a vertical flag with an elaborate display on top, The performers take turns balancing the pole on tightly knotted belts, while others use long bamboo poles to help keep the Hatagashira pole steady. These performances take place all over Okinawa, Japan during the annual thanks-giving festivals. This is a type of Eisa folk dance exclusive to the Ryukyu Islands. It is believed that God will land on the Hatagashira pole and bring good

Hatagashira performers balance a large bamboo pole, attached with a vertical flag with an elaborate display on top, The performers take turns balancing the pole on tightly knotted belts, while others use long bamboo poles to help keep the Hatagashira pole steady. These performances take place all over Okinawa, Japan during the annual thanks-giving festivals. This is a type of Eisa folk dance exclusive to the Ryukyu Islands. It is believed that God will land on the Hatagashira pole and bring good

Dream tower, Churaumi, Okinawa, Japan.

Kiyomizu Temple. Kyoto, Japan.

Kiyomizu Temple. Kyoto, Japan.

Kiyomizu Temple. Kyoto, Japan.

Fushimi Inari Shrine, Inari Mountain. Kyoto, Japan

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Japan 2016747.JPG

A man lights candles at Fushimi Inari Shrine, Inari Mountain. Kyoto, Japan

Osaka Castle. Osaka, Japan

Geisha escorted by her okasang to a geisha house. Kyoto, Japan

Japanese macaques, also known as snow monkeys. Arashiyama Forest. Kyoto, Japan.

Nakijin Castle Ruins, Okinawa, Japan.

Nijo-jo Castle. Kyoto, Japan

Dotonbori Street. Osaka, Japan.

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Kiyomizu Temple. Kyoto, Japan.