Unexpected Japan

I think Japan is a land of nature lovers. Harmony and peace can be seen everywhere. Even by just looking on their house fences, empty streets, or even street signs. There’s always something that makes you feel…”Yes. This is Japan.”

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Fishpond canals

Yes those are side walks with living Kois swimming freely. Recently, Japan learned that side walk drainage canals can also be artistic. We all know these delicate fishes can’t survive on dirty tanks which proves that these street waters are well-maintained clean. The Japanese people are well known for their light artistic touches that keeps them feel relaxed and stress free. These fishes are fed by residents and tourist who passes on these streets.

Spirit Animals

When you visit Japan, you will notice an animal statue sitting right on the next corner. No wonder the stone dogs, cats, raccoons, dragons, and frogs of Japan could out-number the Egyptians statues. Some of them treat these animal figures as spirits or guardians. They dress them, offer food, and light incense on them. Their technology is far more advanced than any of us, yet they still manage to keep their tradition and superstitious side.

tumblr_om3hsfpaIu1s9vky5o1_500.jpgA hidden world

Who would have guessed that narrow, almost dead looking, streets can be a good spot for establishments? Ramen houses, tattoo parlors, and Bars are located on these narrow streets with only lamps or street signs direction to guide you. People also agrees that hidden Ramen houses serve the best Ramon bowl than restaurants inside malls. Yes, the place is not pleasing to eyes and a black cat might likely to jump out anytime, it will be covered with the delicious smell of boiling Ramen soup.

Snow on Summer

Not literally snow. But they fall and lump the streets like snow. The cherry blossom petals when blown by the wind turns every scenery into paradise. These Cherry blossom trees are so beautiful, you just wanna lie under them and forget everything. It’s pinkish petals can cover an entire field and color a creek. The tree has many varieties that can be seen not only in Japan but also in China, Korea, Netherlands, Brazil, and in United States.

Under the rain

tumblr_ojgwc4UoHz1symnfoo1_500.gifYou can feel the warmth everywhere you look. Even under the rain, you can see how the Japanese art blend in to weather to make another masterpiece. The Japanese tradition that’s been carved on roofs and walls expresses strong emotions. Even a simple rain(like that on the picture) could make you feel so mush sadness.

I haven’t been in Japan. But by just watching documentaries about them, animes, live actions, and photos, gosh it’s my ultimate dream to live there someday.

 

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