Japan has always held something over me. I never understood the country. I first visited 15 years ago. I was a 19 year old exchange lifeguard. Now I return as a photographer.

I came for the culture. I was instantly drawn into the city. People. Lights. Architecture. I needed to get back on track. I needed that cultural fix.

Mornings at a sumo stable. Nights in the city. It felt claustrophobic. It was time to move. I wanted culture but at a slower pace.

Kyoto called. It's pace was slow. The streets were wide. Parks, castles & temples were abundant and so were the Geiko's.

I was still not happy. I needed more peace. I needed to leave noise totally behind. The mountains were to be my friend.

Wildlife, culture and an open road cleared my head. I had found many faces of Japan. Now culture and the cities called. They were both to collide and again I was drawn in.

A Sumo Tournament bought the two sides of my Japan together. A clash of times and experiences. As the last sumo fell I knew that my time had ended and I had to board the fast train out of there. I had found my Japan.

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  • tbyrnes

    This is really great! What a cool look into all sides of Japan.

  • lauwrams

    I really love this! Totally want to find my Japan right now πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅

  • kindkitchenblog

    Absolutely beautiful! Great job

  • kapowder

    Cannot resist the lure to visit! Thanks for sharing!

  • mysuburbanfarm

    Fantastic photographyπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

  • smulan67

    Loved this!

  • sikander63

    Wonderful story, amazing captures. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸΌ congrats

  • kevens

    Love your pictures.

  • paopao

    Amazing 😍😍😍

  • gtrent733

    Beautifully done! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½

  • SuperBoxer

    Amazing photography, wow!❀️


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