This enchanting forest in the Chūgoku region of Japan, is the home to gold fireflies that charm the area regularly Hotaru Matsuri, Matsuri Fireflies, Fireflies Festivals, Enchanted Forests, Night Lights, Chūgoku Regions, Gold Fireflies, Fireflies Forests, Japan Festivals
Samurai horsemen compete in the Kacchu-keiba (armed horse race) during the Soma Nomaoi festival at Hibarigahara field in Minamisoma, Japan // Picture: Chris McGrath
A kimono-clad couple pose for wedding photos in a rapeseed field at Hamarikyu Gardens in Tokyo. Photo: Eugene Hoshiko, Associated Press
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A couple with Japanese traditional clothing or kimono pose for a wedding photo session at a rape field of Hamarikyu Gardens in Tokyo Tuesday March 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
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The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove in Kyoto, Japan
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The Big Picture photography competition: round 345
Cats crowd the harbour on Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture in southern Japan. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one.
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Cats crowd the harbour on Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture in southern Japan February 25, 2015. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Picture taken February 25, 2015. To match story JAPAN-CATS/ REUTERS/Thomas Peter (JAPAN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY TRAVEL)
From A Visit to Aoshima, a Japanese ‘Cat Island’, one of 24 photos. Cats crowd the harbor on Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture of southern Japan on February 25, 2015. (Thomas Peter/Reuters)
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Good luck arrows
Hamaya 破魔矢 is a decorative arrow supposed to ward off evil in Japan. I picked one of these up in a shrine or temple in Japan. They are also considered good luck Also, I love arrows and archery!
Paper lanterns floating on the Motoyasu River at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan.
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Japanese ancient 12 layered kimono.
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Antique 12 Layered Japanese Kimono
Jūnihitoe, antique kimono, the so called twelve-layer robe from the Heian era, Japan.
Spring in Takase River, Kyoto, Japan
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Life on the river in Kyoto - it would be amazing to take a boat trip in Kyoto. Photo by Nobuhiro Suhara on Flickr
Spring of Kyoto (Takasebune) 京都の春（高瀬舟）
Cherry Blossoms on Takase River~ Kyoto, Japan
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Japanese Martial Art Archer Kyudo & Yabusame (Japanese mounted archery) 弓道 & 流鏑馬
An Archer Dressed in Traditional Samurai Garb Displays Yabusame (Archery While on Horseback) (Japanese Warrior, Japan)
Archer in traditional dress displays Yabusame (archery while on horseback). Japan. #martialarts #martialartists
2005-8-7-martial-arts_japsn-archer.jpg (1382×2048) TRUE AIM: An archer dressed in traditional samurai garb displays Yabusame (archery while on horseback) during an annual demonstration of 13th century Japanese martial arts in Tokyo. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)
Turning 40 and as cute as ever: A human-size Hello Kitty greets passengers at a Tokyo rail station. Hello Kitty, Japan's global icon of cute, celebrated her 40th anniversary. Photo: Yoshikazu Tsuno, AFP/Getty Images
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A human-size Hello Kitty greets passengers after she was named as Japan's private railway Keio corporation's Keio Tama-center stationmaster in Tokyo. Hello Kitty, Japan's global icon of cute, celebrated her 40th anniversary with a human-size version of the feline character regaling fans at a Tokyo station near her theme park Sanrio Puroland. Picture: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images
Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847 – 1915)
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Sight at Ochanomizu (1880) by Kiyochika Kobayashi
Fireflies at Ochanomizu, circa 1880 Print, Color woodblock print -Kobayashi Kiyochika (Japan, Tokyo, 1847 - 1915) Los Angeles Museum - Asian #art
Kobayachi Kiyochika - Fireflies at Ochanomizu (1877)
Kobayashi Kiyochika: Fireflies at Ochanomizu 1877
Tomoe Gozen in Jidai Matsuri.
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Japan, Kyoto - Tomoe Gozen in Jidai Matsuri. The geisha Fukuteru of Miyagawa-cho portrays Tomoe Gozen, a famous female warrior, in Kyoto’s Jidai Matsuri. °
Bamboo Garden at Hokokuji Temple in Kamakura, Japan
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Bamboo Garden at Hokokuji Temple in Kamakura, Japan I love this place.
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Bamboo forest in Japan
Bamboo Garden at Hokokuji Temple in Kamakura, Japan - 報国寺 鎌倉
Watarase line running through Tochigi