2012 Photos

Goju-no-to Pagoda on Miyajima in the autumn:

Goju-no-to Pagoda Miyajima
Goju-no-to Pagoda, Miyajima.

We visited the Tottori sand dunes during our summer holiday in August 2012. H & E walked up the Tottori sand dune:

Tottori sand dune
H & E walking up the Tottori sand dune.

Our neighbourhood summer festival takes place in a car park behind the Daiki DIY store, July 2012:

Rakurakuen obon festival
The Rakurakuen Obon Odori Taikai in full swing…

The festival is nearly over. The moon has risen between the lanterns:

rakurakuen obon matsuri
The moon rises between the lanterns towards the end of the Obon Matsuri, Rakurakuen, Hiroshima.

This photo was taken on May 26th 2012, without the help of a tripod, close to Mihara bullet train station. Some friends and I went on a day trip to Mihara to visit another friend. That evening we were heading from an izakaya to a bar and I stopped to take this photo when I noticed the alignment of the moon and the broadcasting tower, caught between the  outer wall of the castle and the trees in the park:

Mihara castle
The moon rising above a radio tower behind Mihara Castle.

On Monday 23rd April we went to the Hiroshima Mint to see the “double blossom” cherry treesYaezakura – in full bloom. The Hiroshima Mint throws open its garden to visitors when the cherry trees are in blossom and as the sun goes down lanterns are lit between the trees.

Yaezakura and lanterns at Hiroshima Mint, April 23rd 2012

Yaezakura, Hiroshima Mint
Yaezakura, Hiroshima Mint.

This photo was taken in January 2012 at a New Year bonfire festival at a school near Rakurakuen in the suburbs of Hiroshima:

The Tondo Matsuri at an elementary school in Hiroshima gets under way.


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