Fukui, Japan 福井

Persimmon and Snow scene Japan- this color scheme reminds me of Snow White, because this is exactly what her mother was looking at when she wished for a daughter with hair as black as wood, lips as red as blood, and skin as white as snow.

Japanese ancient 12 layered kimono, Juni-hitoe

Junihitoe is a kind of formal kimono developed in Heian era. I fall in love with it since the first time i see it from manga(for example Genji Monogatar. Hime in Junihitoe

The glowing firefly squid of Toyama, Japan

The Best Funny Pictures GIF and MEMES about The glowing firefly squid of Toyama Japan. Best MEME and GIFS about The glowing firefly squid of Toyama Japan and Funny Pictures

Shimogamo shrine, Kyoto, Japan

Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto, Japan: photo by William Corey. My niece spent a year in Kyoto and speaks fluent Japanese. I was born on the Japanese Riukan Islands in Okinawa. I guess you could say I was literally "made in Japan!

Japanese festive meal for the new year, Osechi

Osechi-ryori おせち料理 - Japanese special New Year meals traditionally made before New Year’s Day, and meant to last for 7 days without refrigeration.

a box lunch sold at a railway station in Japan

a box lunch sold at a railway station in Japan. Box of bits! why don't we have cool food to go in the US.

traditional Japanese breakfast

A traditional Japanese breakfast, which includes fish, rice, miso soup, and assorted vegetables. I would love to share this with a lovely Japanese man :)

Geiko 芸妓

9 Principles of Japanese Art and Culture: Wabi-sabi (imperfect) Miyabi (elegance) Shibui (subtle) Iki (originality) Jo-ha-kyu (slow, accelerate, end) Yugen (mysterious) Geido (discipline and ethics) Ensou (the void) Kawaii (cute)