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Ross A Hall
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A stunning country, unlike anywhere else I’ve been. I visit often and hope to move there in the next year or so.

Everyone else seemed more interested in the monkeys bouncing around than this contemplative chap.

Japan, May 10th, 2017

Japan has vending machines for everything: hot and cold drinks, USB sticks, food. They’re so ubiquitous that most people just ignore them.

Japan, March 23rd, 2017

Capturing a memory in Osaka, Japan.

Japan, March 4th, 2017

Seen on the streets of Osaka in Japan.

Japan, February 11th, 2017

We’ve seen this couple before when they were blowing bubbles. Now we get to see the happy couple as they continue their exploration of Kyoto. I love this “tradition” of couples dressing in Kimonos and touring the streets.¬†Aside from clearly being fun to do, I think it places history front-and-centre in people’s minds. Seeing these […]

Japan, January 31st, 2017

This American tourist was keen to get her photo taken with one of the many bulls that appear outside restaurants in Kobe. Another feature of these restaurants is Spiderman is sometimes seen in close proximity, though why I’ve never got to the bottom of. How do I know she was American? The Japanese are renown […]

Japan, January 2nd, 2017

I love the Japanese Kai Car concept. They’re an excellent example of how placing environmental and urban constraints on design can still give engineers and designers plenty of scope to come up with practical and fun designs. This example is typical of the class – a little boxy in shape but somehow still managing to […]

Japan, December 10th, 2016

Sometimes positioning is everything.

Japan, November 26th, 2016

Taken on my DSLR using a long exposure. I put the camera on a post, propped it up with the lens cap, gave it a bit of timer and then let it go. The result is a beautiful example of how Japan’s cities become artworks at night in their use of light.

Japan, November 10th, 2016

The great thing about the Japanese railway system is it runs on time. If a train says it will leave at 17:16 it will leave at that time and not five minutes before or a few minutes after. This makes planning your life, even if its just a holiday, so much easier.

Japan, November 3rd, 2016

A couple enjoy a morning blowing bubbles and promenading in traditional Kimono dress.

Japan, October 20th, 2016

Need a delivery? Living in one of the outlying towns of Kobe, Japan? Quick – give 7-Eleven a call and they’ll bring it straight round in a rather funky little EV. I’m guessing this is based on the Renault Twzzy, but whatever it is I feel a need to add it to my car collection. […]

Japan, October 18th, 2016

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