Japan – posts

Umbrellas - The original photograph is taken on the go in pouring rain in the shopping district in Gion, Kyoto,  drenched by rain  in april 2103. Converted to black and white in Lighroom.
Memorial in Korankei - A stone with an inscription in Korankei in Japan. Korankei is famous for its beautiful autumn foliage and is gorgeous with the lighted woods in the evening.  More pictures on  Weekly Photo Challenge: Zigzag.
Curves at Kyoto Station - Curves at Kyoto Station, Japan a fifteen story high futuristic building by architect Hiroshi Hara.  I am sharing this post  with The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: Curve.
High mountains in Japan - I am very fascinated by flying and love looking down on the landscape. Here I have caught the spare Japanese high mountains close to the clouds when flying out from Japan in 2013.… Continue reading
Memories from my travels -   In recent years I have travelled to several countries to visit my children. These pictures are memories from England, Japan, Finland and Estonia. To see the captions click on the pictures. In… Continue reading
Memory of a wonderful day watching the Sakura bloom in april of 2013 - In the beginning of april 2013 I started on the longest journey of my life until that day. I went to Japan to visit my son that was living there at the time.… Continue reading
Dogwood - A beautiful dogwood flower found in Nagoya in Japan.  More flowers on Today´s Flowers.
Clouds / Moln - Svensk text nedanför den engelska texten / Swedish text below the English text. I love flying and and these cloud pictures are taken on flights between Denmark and England and between Finland and Japan. Photo triplet… Continue reading
Lotus pond - The lotus leaves reflects itself in the water of the lotus pond at Tenryū-ji in Kyoto. More pictures at Weekend Reflections and The Weekend in Black and White.
Intricate patterns - The traffic, the power lines and the mix of old and new buildings form intricate patterns in Nagoya in Japan. More pictures on Weekly Photo Challenge: Intricate.      
The End of Photo 101 - To see the pictures in bigger size click on the gallery and read the information in the caption to the pictures. Last weekend and Photography 101 is at an end. I have made… Continue reading
Korankei in Japan - Third weekend and the theme is Hone Your Camera Eye. I don´t have the opportunity to make an photo excursion to photograph this weekend so I have instead made an excursion in my… Continue reading
Early morning in Nagoya - Day fifteen on WordPress University course Photo 101 and the theme is Landscape. My picture is an urban picture from early morning in Nagoya close to Kawama metro station.
View from Nagoya Castle - Day fourteen on WordPress University course Photo 101 and the theme is Scale. Above is the view from the top floor of Nagoya castle. the town lies below like a miniature town.
Catching the Moment - Day thirteen on on WordPress University course Photo 101 and the theme is Moment. Children waiting outside a shop take a moment to play in Nagoya in Japan.
A Pop of Color - Day eleven on WordPress University course Photo 101 and the theme is A pop of color. At first I thought this was giant graffiti but it is a part of the Osu Kannon… Continue reading
Bamboo -   Bamboo in Nagoya, Japan. More macro on I heart macro.  
Wall – Japan - A corrugated sheet  metal wall on an older type of Japanese house. Above close up, below from the entrance of the modern neighbouring house. More pictures on Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall.  
The Natural World – The structure of water - Day eight on WordPress University course Photo 101 and the theme is The Natural World. My picture for today is of water in a canal in Kyoto in Japan and I have edited… Continue reading
Shadows at the entrance to the giant Buddha in Nagoya - Entering the shrine to the giant Buddha in Nagoya I found these shadows on the wall. More  shadows at Shadow Sunday.
The hands of Buddha - The hands of the giant statue of Buddha in Nagoya, Japan. More pictures at The Weekend in Black and White.
Waiting for the bus Different compositions - I looked into my media library that has been uploaded during several years and came up with these examples of differing compositions that I regard as good.
Orange – Osu Kannon – Nagoya – Japan - Orange nuances from the Osu Kannon district in Nagoya, Japan. The manhole cover pictures the golden dolphin at Nagoya castle and the color is almost mustard colored. Light orange on the little Shinto shrine… Continue reading
Big reward -   My children live abroad and big rewards for me are to visit them. This picture is taken by Tenryū-ji  in Kyoto in Japan when I made my second trip to visit my… Continue reading
Se upp / Look up -     English text below the Swedish text. Tre vägar som leder uppåt så man får se upp. Från en liten vandring utmed Råån, en vandring vid Hovdala slott och en vandring i Korankei-dalen utmed Tomoe-floden… Continue reading
In the palm of Buddha’s hand - In the grove where the big Buddha in Nagoya stands there is a big open hand of Buddha. In the center of the hand is the symbol of dharmacakra. Read more about the symbol… Continue reading
Kära skära / Beloved pink - English text below the Swedish text. En skär kamelia med en besökande fluga i utmed Yamazaki-kanalen i Nagoya i november 2013. Mer bilder på Trädgårdsfärger: Kära skära/ Garden colors: Beloved pink och Today’s Flower och på Camera Critters. A lovely pink… Continue reading
Walking through sunset - As you all know my medium of expression are photos. I am fascinated with lights in darkness and one of my favourite motives are dark streets or the urban environment in darkness. Not… Continue reading
Fish? -  This fish-like decoration along the South bank of London reminds me of the  superbly carved golden dolphin at Nagoya Castle which I photographed when in Japan. I published the post about the sculpted golden… Continue reading
Close to sunset -    Behind the trees in a shadowy grove there is a temple and a giant green Buddha in Nagoya, Japan. Behind the Buddha are high rise buildings. It is late in the afternoon… Continue reading
Silver clock reflection at Nagoya station - I am fascinated with reflections and always look out for them in water puddles, glass and metal surfaces. Here I have caught myself in the silver clock at Nagoya railway station. There is a… Continue reading
We will meet by the cat -  Inspired by girlexpat I digged into my digital picture shoe box for memories from my visits to Nagoya. This was on my third day in Nagoya and in Japan. Vi had fetched my daughter… Continue reading
Feeding the doves at Osu Kannon Temple - Originally posted on Birdbrain:
Digging into my picture shoebox I came across this joyous picture of children feeding the  doves at Osu Kannon temple in central Nagoya in Japan. More bird pictures on…
Cables - I got a comment on my posting for Shadowed yesterday and followed the link back to girlexpat and discovered lovely pictures from Nagoya in Japan where my son lived for several years. Another blog… Continue reading
Shadowed street - Walking through the sunset on shadowed residential streets in Nagoya in the beginning of November 2013. The sun sets rather early in the middle of Japan. It is circa five in the afternoon… Continue reading
Butterfly in Nagoya - I made a dig in my digital picture shoebox and came up with this picture of a butterfly photographed when walking along the canal in Nagoya. It looks very much like a small… Continue reading
Blogging 101: Say Your Name - When I started this blog sometime in 2010 I seriously didn´t know what to call it so I registered it as Christina´s Pictures and that is why the url is like it is.… Continue reading
Skyltar / Signs - English text below the Swedish text. Temat är skyltar och mina skyltar har alla temat hund och nej. Den första är tagen på stranden på Måkläppen vid Falsterbo och säger att detta är ett sälskyddsområde… Continue reading
The maquakes of Arayashima - Everybody needs a companion in life. I think this is a parent and a child. More pictures on A Word a week photograph challenge
To visit England and Japan -   My children are not stay at home children, they move freely around the world. I never dreamt that I would achieve to visit Japan twice and England several times. But here I… Continue reading
Körsbärsblom / Sakura dori - English text below the Swedish text. Dagen efter jag anlände till Nagoya i Japan tog min son mig på promenad utmed en närliggande kanal där körsbärsträden blommade för fullt. På japanska “sakura dori” d… Continue reading
Cover Art – Mystery - I read a lot of mysteries and sometimes fantasy. This picture I imagine for an urban mystery in a Japanese setting. Or maybe a romantic and sad story. The picture is taken on… Continue reading
Cover Art - I read a lot of mysteries and sometimes fantasy. This picture I imagine for an urban mystery in a Japanese setting. Or maybe a romantic and sad story. The picture is taken on… Continue reading
Byggnader i Nagoya / Buildings in Nagoya -   I Nagoya i Japan blandas friskt gammalt och nytt. De små gamla husen rivs  i allmänhet när de får ny ägare. Jag såg några rivningstomter där man hade märkt ut konturerna av… Continue reading
Endurance - I very much wanted to see the macaques living  in the monkey park in Arayashima, Japan. But in order to get there I had to climb these stairs. When we walked down I… Continue reading
Dialogue - Memories of darkness from early mornings on my way to work and of the illuminated trees in the valley of Korankei in Japan during the autumn of 2013.  More pictures on Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue
Tomoe river in Korankei valley - I started out looking for the zigzagging paths in Korankei in Japan, but also discovered this picture of the water zigzagging its way along the stones in the Tomoe river in Korankei valley.  More pictures… Continue reading
Zigzagging path in Korankei - A zigzagging path in Korankei in Japan. Korankei is famous for its beautiful autumn foliage and is gorgeous with the lighted woods in the evening.  More pictures on  Weekly Photo Challenge: Zigzag.
Korankei -   English text below the Swedish text click here. Förra hösten gjorde jag ett besök i Korankei nära Toyota i östra Japan för att titta på de vackra höstfärgerna. Under hösten finns det… Continue reading
Between - Between countries, between night and day. Flying towards the east somewhere over Khabarovsk in Russia heading for Japan with mountains touched by the light of the rising morning sun . More pictures on… Continue reading
Rörelse / Movement - Barnen leker och människorna rör sig i ändlösa strömmar i Nagoya i Japan. Fototriss på temat Rörelse. Children in play and people on the move in Nagoya, Japan. Visit Fototriss for links to… Continue reading
Split-Second Story - Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-Second Story: Photograph taken on the go in pouring rain in the shopping district in Gion, Kyoto,  drenched by rain  in april 2103.
Fountain close to Tower Bridge, London -   When seeing this fountain close to Tower Bridge in London in England I remembered the fountain in central Nagoya in Japan close to the TV-Tower that I photographed in the beginning of april 2013.… Continue reading
Watch tower at Nagoya Castle - A Word a Week Photograph Challenge: Watch. One of the Watch Towers to Nagoya Castle.
Tillsammans / Together - English text below the Swedish text: Tillsammans är veckans tema på Fototriss. Makakerna lever tillsammans i appark i Arayashima, Japan. Vi fick rådet att inte komma för nära makakerna, undvika ögonkontakt med dem och inte mata… Continue reading
On a metro train in Nagoya, Japan - On a metro train in Nagoya, Japan. More pictures at Our World Tuesday.
Inside - Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside: The demon inside the cage by the Osu Kannon Temple in Nagoya is probably caged to protect him from the myriad of doves on the temple grounds. More information… Continue reading
Prickig / Dotted - Dotted leaves on a decorative plant in Nagoya, Japan. More pictures on Trädgårdsfärger: Prickig / Garden colors: Dotted more flowers on Today´s flowers and more macro on I heart macro. Prickiga blad hittade jag i Nagoya, Japan.… Continue reading
Valley - This photo was edited in with the camera raw function in Photoshop when I spent a weekend learning more about Lightroom and camera raw. The original picture is taken in Korankei in Japan i… Continue reading
Nagoya - Picture edited with the camera raw function in Photoshop when I spent a weekend learning more. The original picture is taken in Nagoya in Japan.
Water - Picture edited with the camera raw function in Photoshop when I spent a weekend learning more. The original picture is taken in Korankei in Japan. The water is for washing your hands and your… Continue reading
Threes - Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes. On a rainy day in Kyoto in the beginning of april while the Sakura blossomed it was perhaps not fun working in the rain. But luckily for us there were… Continue reading
Unknown in Nagoya - In the villa quarters of Nagoya some had put flower pots on the walkways and along the canal. I don’t know what these are but they look interesting. More flowers on Today´s flowers.
Sakura dori - Picture edited in Lightroom when I spent a weekend learning more. According to the teacher at the web tutorial I watched this effect is inspired by tv-series like the Band of Brothers. The original picture is… Continue reading
Fly in Nagoya - A fly on a weed along the canal Yamazaki river in Nagoya, Japan. More flowers on Today´s flowers and more macro on I heart macro. Correct date for publishing is 2014-07-20.
Unknown beauty in Nagoya - In the villa quarters of Nagoya some had put flower pots on the walkways and along the canal.  I am not sure what kind of flower it is. I know I photographed geraniums but I am not able… Continue reading
Macaque in Arayashima - Our World Tuesday & Camera Critters: Macaque in the monkey park at Arayashima, Japan.
Kontraster / Contrasts - Jag har två gånger i år rest från den lilla storstaden Malmö till den japanska storstaden Nagoya. Med internationella mått är Malmö en liten stad även om den är Sveriges tredje stad. Och… Continue reading
Family - Visiting with the wild macaques on a mountain in Arayashima, I saw these friends .  They groomed each other just before the picture was taken so they are friends and or family. We were… Continue reading
Waiting - A Word a Week Photography Challenge: Waiting, We’ll meet in Nagoya station by the gold clock. But it is a bit confusing as there is a clock on both entrances. One is silver… Continue reading
Camouflage - Camera Critters & Our World Tuesday: Walking by the Yamazaki canal  in Nagoya it is sometimes hard to see the turtles in the canal as they are camouflaged. This turtles seems to have… Continue reading
At the entrance to the temple - Our World Tuesday: Water for washing hands and mouth at the entrance to a temple in Korankei Valley in Japan. I wish everybody around the world A Happy New Year!
Young macaque in Arayashima - Camera Critters & Our World Tuesday: Visiting with the wild macaques on a mountain in Arayashima. I caught this picture of a  young macaque .  We were advised not to get too close to… Continue reading
Joy - My year has been full of work and many pictures are taken on my way to and from work. On bus and on foot. But also enjoyed a few visits to England to… Continue reading
Japanese wagtail in Kyoto - Originally posted on Birdbrain:
The japanese wagtail is larger than the ordinary wagtail and can typically be found along cold streams like the river by Arayaishima in Kyoto. More winged pictures at Wild Bird Wednesday…
Parking lot in the night - Shadow Sunday:  Parking lots are alike all over the world. Here is a parking lot full of shadows walking home at night in Nagoya. Place is at or near Nagoya University.
Grand -  Behind the trees there is a temple and a giant Buddha in Nagoya, Japan. Behind the Buddha are high rise buildings. It is late in the afternoon in the golden light before sunset.… Continue reading
Utsikt / View - Jag älskar att flyga och vill helst sitta vid fönstret. När jag flög till Japan var Fuji på den sida där jag satt. För fler bilder besök Fototriss. I love flying and prefer to… Continue reading
Another butterfly in Nagoya - Walking along the canal in Nagoya I photographed this butterfly. It looks very much like a small tortoiseshell, Aglais urticae to me.  More macro on I heart macro.
Minne / Memory - Detta året har genererat många minnen för mig med två resor till Japan, två resor till England och några lokala utflykter. För fler bilder besök Fototriss. This year has generated a lot of memories… Continue reading
Unexpected - Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected. Quite unexpectedly this japanese crow flew up in front of me and started to eat dandelions. The place is a grassy patch at the moat of Nagoya Castle. He… Continue reading
Macaque in Arayashima - Camera Critters & Our World Tuesday: Visiting with the wild macaques on a mountain in Arayashima I caught this picture with a 70 – 300 lense. We were advised not to get too… Continue reading
Lines - A Word a Week Photography Challenge: Lines. Tree sparrows on power lines along the Yamazaki river in Nagoya, Japan.
Pink bus in Ogaki - I saw a pink bus in Ogaki, Japan, and managed to catch the picture. More pictures on Our World Tuesday.
Butterfly in Nagoya - Walking along the canal in Nagoya I photographed this butterfly on a yellow flower. Species unknown to me.  More flowers on Today´s flowers and more macro on I heart macro.
Portrait of a tree sparrow in Nagoya, Japan - Originally posted on Birdbrain:
This little guy kindly let me take a portrait in Nagoya in Japan. More information about tree sparrows on Wikipedia. More bird pictures on Wild Bird Wednesday and The…
Power lines in Japan - I am quite fascinated with the japanese power lines, coming from a country where power lines are buried in the ground.
From stormy Sweden to mild Japan - Originally posted on Weekly Weather:
Last week started with a storm and the day after there was quite lot of trees fallen. When I went to the bus stop I saw that one of…
Tema bildkomposition – ledande linjer - Från Gifu i Japan kommer dessa bilder. De är tagna utanför Gifus järnvägsstation på kvällen. Fototriss på tema “bildkomposition – ledande linjer”. För att se hela bilden klicka på den. Besök Fototriss för… Continue reading
Somewhere between Finland and Japan - On a plane from Helsinki in Finland to Nagoya in Japan. The picture is taken after departure from Finland.
Square - A Word a Week Photography Challenge: Square: In central Nagoya close to the TV Tower I took this picture of a fountain erupting from squares in the ground.
Inside - Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside: Nagoya castle was ready in 1621 by Tokugawa on a site were an earlier castle existed during the early sixteenth century. The castle was destroyed during the second World war and rebuilt… Continue reading
Smultronställe / Special place : Kyoto - Kyoto är ett smultronställe jag vill besöka igen. Tre bilder från ett besök i Tenryū-ji i Kyoto en regnig vårdag. Tempelområdet Tenryū-ji är ett av Unescos världsarv och väl värt ett besök. Storstaden… Continue reading
Umbrellas for sale - Our World Tuesday: Umbrellas are for sale everywhere in rainy Kyoto.
It is necessary to carry an umbrella - It is necessary to carry an umbrella in the drenching rain in spring in Japan.
Swallow nests mean luck - Originally posted on Birdbrain:
Posting the nest picture a few weeks back I remembered the swallow nest I saw In Kyoto in drenching rain in april. I happened to glance up towards the…
Canal in Kyoto, Japan - The canals in Japan are rather steep and lined with stones.  This picture was taken on a rainy day in Kyoto in april 2013.
Ferris wheel at night in Nagoya, Japan - Night in Nagoya, Japan. More pictures at Our World Tuesday.
Street mirror in Nagoya, Japan - Weekend Reflections: A  street in Nagoya, Japan,  reflected in a street mirror.
Masterpiece - Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece: The superbly carved golden dolphin at Nagoya Castle.