Snow ~ Shirakawa-go, Gifu, Japan
Snow in Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go, Gifu, Japan | Home
#Kinkaku-ji Temple 金閣寺- The "Golden Pavillion" is one of Kyoto's best-known attractions, and is listed on the UNESCO World Culture Heritage list. Kinkakuji was originally built in 1397 as a villa for #Ashikaga #Yoshimitsu (1358-1408), third Ashikaga Shogun. It was composed of several buildings, including a replica of the imperial palace's Shishin-den Hall. National treasure
Gold by Aaron Webb | 500px
Oiran 花魁 ~ Japanese courtesans back in 17th and 18th century. There're no more Oiran in modern times but there're few Matsuri (festival) parading wearing Oiran costume.
Oiran in Yoshiwara, Japan
Stones laid across a shallow pond in the formal garden at the Nanzen-ji temple ~ Kyoto, Japan by Aaron Webb