Faces of Japan (1984, 2016, 2017)

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Photos of 1984:

 

Street procession in Kyushu.

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Photos of 2016 and 2017:

 

At the Genchi well in the city of Matsumoto. (Matsumoto, at the foot of the Japanese Alps, has many such wells providing excellent fresh water. Local and non-local people get their drinking water from these wells.)

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At the Yohashira shrine in Matsumoto.

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Women in the picturesque old village of Narai in the Kiso valley.

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Artists inspired by the traditional houses of Narai.

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Contrasts between tradition and modernity in Osaka.

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Evening crowds in the Dotonbori street, in Osaka.

 

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Crowded day in Nara.

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Monks in the Kongobuji temple, in Koyasan.

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Pilgrims in the Kumano Hongu Taisha shrine, in Hongu (Kii peninsula).

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People cooking eggs and sweet potatoes in the Yuzutsu basin (hot spring), in the village of Yunomine Onsen near Hongu.

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In the Kumano Hayatama Taisha shrine in Shingu (Kii peninsula).

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In Nachi, one of the few remaining places in Japan that survived the separation of Shinto and Buddhism during the Meiji Restoration. Left: In the Kumano Nachi Taisha shrine (Shinto). Right: At the Nachisan Seiganto-ji temple (Buddhist).

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Fishermen repairing their nets.

 

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In the fish market of Kii-Katsura.

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Lonely bicyclist on a sunny morning in Kii-Katsura.

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Pilgrims at the Hohei-den shrine in Hiko-san (north of Kyushu).

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In the Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine, in Dazaifu (suburb of Fukuoka).

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