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Kobe Stroll

It is not often that I go out for photowalk in Japan. In a Friday afternoon, after a brief meeting and lunch with some professors talking about a cross-countries report we are working on since last year, I decided to

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On the way to Rokkomichi Station

These are some snapshots I took in between Hankyu Rokko Station and JR Rokko Michi station, while I walked down from school. This time I happened to bring my camera along and the ambient light before the sky turning dark

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O-Mato Taikai in Kyoto

Originated from Tōshiya, O-mato Taikai, or Festival of the Great Target began in 1861. This annual event is held at on the veranda of Sanjusangen-do temple in Kyoto, drawing roughly 2,000 participants from throughout Japan. Archers shoot arrows into targets

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18 Years After the Earthquake

Yesterday, 17 January, Kobe City Hall organized an event to commemorate the Hanshin-Awaji Great Earthquake that 18 years ago claimed more than 6,000 lives, most of whom resided in Kobe. The event started from as early as 5 AM at

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Night View From Kobe University

Kobe, wedged in between coasts and mountains, is one of the three cities in Japan with the most beautiful night sceneries. Well, even Tokyo is not in the list. The three cities are Nagasaki, Hakodate and Kobe. The night views

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