JAPAN



mini outlook japan
advent japan
himeji
kyoto
nikko
sendai
tokyo

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JAPAN


japan, consisting of many islands, is located in eastern asia, east of korea. its population is 126 mio. since 1868 tokyo is the capital city, replacing kyoto.
settled for thousands of years, in 660 b.c. a kingdom was established (as legends say). for about 1000 years, japan was an inward-focused country, and connections to other countries were thin. yet from 1844 onwards, foreign ships, commerce ones and military ones, visited japan, and were finally accepted, and this broke the seclusion policy.

Japan foreign ships

japan soon became more powerful, and then started wars with asian neighbours. in 1941 it entered ww-2, occupied several countries, yet after 4 years lost the war, was nuclear bombed, and thereby very heavily damaged. it afterwards finally became a democracy, and the focus is now its modernized industry.

i have visited japan once, in 1969, focused on kyoto. yet also gone to: himeji, nikko, osaka, sendai, tokyo.
by the way, i decided not to visit hiroshima and nagasaki, two cities which were in 1945 completely destroyed by the usa, using nuclear bombs.

in 1969 all my photography was done to create printed pictures for voyage albums. of those, just a few got scanned for digital pic's. these are presented in the following galleries, plus general images of those locations.

Kyoto temple gate


Endline design with camera