Gate to the Imperial Palace grounds in Tokyo
Foundation of the tower at the Imperial Palace
It was never rebuilt after a fire
Lantern and flag at Yasukuni Shrine
A controversial shrine because some commemorated here were declared war criminals. It is enormously controversial in the Asia-Pacific region.
Statue to Kamikaze Pilots at Yasukuni Shrine
Benten-do Temple across the pond
One of the many subway lines in Tokyo
A street in Akahabara, the electronics town of Tokyo
Queuing for the opening of the Pachinko parlor
Tanuki statue, in a Shinto Shrine
The Japanese raccoon dog, often depicted with exaggerated testicles.
A wooden lantern at the Yanagimori Shrine
Fake Food on display outside a restaurant
Many restaurants show models of the food they serve.
Gate to the Kanda Shrine
Ema in the Kanda Shrine
Ema are wooden plaques on which Shinto or buddhist worshipers write prayers or wishes. Some at this shrine are unusual in that they contain pictures
Businessmen at the Kanda shrine
The Kami enshrined in this shrine are gods of fortune so it is a popular place for businessmen and entrepreneurs to pray for wealth and prosperity.
A subsidiary shrine in the Kanda shrine
Buildings in the Kanda Shrine
Devils in the details of the shrine
Mount Fuji in the clouds
Barrels for making Miso
Matsumoto Castle at night
The home of the lacquer craftsman
Shinto shrine in Narai
Chozenji Temple in Narai
The main street in the small town of Narai