Japan (October 2016): Osaka and Nara

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Osaka:

Dotonbori-gawa canal.

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The famous Dotonbori street parallel to the canal is a bustling food destination with flashy restaurants and smaller street vendors.

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Neon advertising seen from the Ebisu Bashi bridge over the canal.

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Hozen-ji is a small, quiet temple in a narrow alley very close to the burstling Dotonbory streets and arcades. Left: statue of the deity, oddly covered by moss. Center: the temple‛s fountain. Right: Hozen-ji Yokocho, a paved alley adjacent to the temple.

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Humanoid street lamps in Amerika-Mura.

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Views over Hanshin Expressway near Namba station.

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Nara:

In Isui-en (gardens).

 

 

Nandai-mon.

 

Inside Todai-ji:

- Great Buddha (Daibutsu), 15m high and made of 437 tons of bronze and 130kg of gold.

 

Left: Kokuzo Bosatsu, the bodhisattva of wisdom and memory. Right: Tamonten, Guardian of the North, Lord Who Hears All.

 

Adobe walls and tiled roofs.

 

 

 

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