Japan


The Japan section is one of my most extensive portfolios. Thoroughly researched in an exhaustive project
requiring hundreds of hours, each image is captioned with detailed information. Nearly 1300 images are
presented in this 36 page section, organized in subsections on Castles, Shrines, Temples and Scenery.

The subsections each have five to ten pages, organizing the contents to make them
easier to access and far quicker to load. You can select a page either from the
Section Index pages or from the Master Index on the Japan Select page.

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Images in this section are in a number of different Galleries on the Photoshelter website.
The Banner below leads to the Japan Collections page where a Gallery can be selected.

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There are 21 Galleries in the Photoshelter Japan Collection

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The Japan Select page is the Master Index. It contains hyperlinks to each page and has
a description of the contents of each page, including hyperlinks to the page subsections.

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There are nearly 1350 images in the Japan Portfolios. I have selected 150 of these images
to create this page (each of these images is also in the Japan Select gallery on Photoshelter).
These images were all created from the full-sized images which are available on Photoshelter.

Links are provided to pages with related images and more information.

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The Castles Section contains an extremely detailed page on Himeji, widely considered to be
Japan’s most beautiful castle (and one of only 12 in original condition), plus detailed pages on
the Imperial Palace, Nijo Castle and the Ninomaru Palace, Osaka Castle and Okayama Castle.

Shrines


The Shrines Section contains an extremely detailed three page subsection on Nikko Toshogu Shrine,
the pinnacle of Japanese Shrine architecture, plus five pages covering Kamakura’s Tsurugaoka Hachimangu,
Osaka’s Sumiyoshi Taisha, Nara’s Tamukeyama and Kasuga Taisha Grand Shrine, Kyoto’s Heian Jingu, and a page
containing a selection of images from Osaka Tenmangu and Ueno Toshogu plus five shrines in Tokyo and Kyoto.

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The Temples Section contains the most extensive collection of images in the Japan Portfolio. It is separated
into ten pages covering Nara’s Horyuji (with the oldest wooden buildings in the world) and Nara’s Todaiji (the
world’s largest bronze statue in the world’s largest timber building); Osaka’s Shitennoji (Japan’s oldest temple);
three pages on the Temples of Kamakura (two pages with several temples each, the third covering Kenchoji);
three pages on the Temples of Kyoto (two pages with three temples each and the third covering Toji);
and an Assorted Temples page with a detailed section on Katsuoji and a number of other temples.

Scenery


The Scenery Section contains six pages:
Kyoto Scenic; Gardens; Sakura; Sankeien Architecture; Potpourri and Wildlife.

Kyoto Scenic: (Kyoto Station, street scenes and shops, Philosopher’s Path, and Gion’s Geisha District);
Gardens: (peonies in Kamakura, Ninomaru, Keitaku and Satsukiyama Koen, and Okayama’s Korakuen Garden);
the Sakura page contains images from many places in Japan, taken at the height of Cherry Blossom season;
the Sankeien Architecture page details historically significant buildings in Yokohama’s Sankeien Garden;
the Potpourri page has images of trains, Yokohama's Minato Mirai and Chinatown, sculptures and more;
The Wildlife page has images of Nara Park Sika Deer, Minoh Mountain Monkeys, and other wildlife.

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A portfolio housing 25 Composite Images from Japan.

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Images in this section are in a number of different Galleries on the Photoshelter website.
The Banner below leads to the Japan Collections page where a Gallery can be selected.

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There are 21 Galleries in the Photoshelter Japan Collection

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The Japan Portfolio contains five sections plus a page of 150 selected images and a master index to the 36 page section. The images are thoroughly researched and captioned in detail, offering educators (and viewers) a valuable visual and informational resource to teach their students about the wonders of Japan. If the teacher assigns homework on Japan, many students will be able to do some of their research from these pages at the library, while the well-equipped student with a laptop deals with the work from home.

Below: a few teasers

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Japan Select SXXXL M
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An M-sized version of the SXXXL (14510 x 10586) Composite.
This composite image displays 24 selected Castles, Temples, Shrines,
Sculptures and Garden images, framed with Shinkyo Sansaru (Three Monkeys)
panels and Tozai Kairo Wildlife Panels by Hidari Jingoro and the Tanyu School Painters.

          Castles:       Osaka, Okayama, Himeji South and West, Ninomaru Palace;
          Temples:     Todaiji, Kenchoji, Toji, Horyuji, Shitennoji;
          Shrines:       Nikko Kamijinko and Tozai Kairo Panels, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu
                               Kaguraden, Heian Jingu Soryo-ru;
          Sculptures:  Sanjusangendo Apsara and Senju-Kannon, Kenchoji Jizo Bosatsu,
                               Toji Dainichi Nyorai and Amida, Nara Daibutsu, Kamakura Daibutsu;
          Gardens:     Keitakuen, Philosopher's Path Sakura, Ninomaru Garden,
                               Imperial Palace Moat Sakura, Korakuen Pond

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Sanjusangendo 9492c

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Horyuji and Kofukuji Gojunoto 9959, 9926
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This Composite is available in XL (3186 x 2625)

Horyuji Gojunoto (5-story pagoda) is the world’s oldest wooden pagoda.
Kofukuji Gojunoto is Japan’s second tallest pagoda. Both are in Nara.

Horyuji Gojunoto was built in 710, and along with the Horyuji Kondo
(the main hall, built in 700) is one of the world’s oldest wooden structures.

Kofukuji Gojunoto was built in 725 (last rebuilt in 1426) and is Japan’s 2nd tallest pagoda.

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Shitennoji Kondo Gojunoto 8970

Founded in Osaka in 593 by Prince Shotoku,
Shitennoji is Japan’s oldest state administered temple.
It has been destroyed by fire, typhoon, and war many times,
but has been rebuild each time. The current structures are concrete
with brackets and detailing molded to resemble the original wooden parts.

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Nikko Gojunoto 8390, 8488
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In Cryptomeria forests north of Tokyo is the Nikko Toshogu Shrine, honoring
Tokugawa Ieyasu, the Shogun who unified Japan at the Battle of Sekigahara
in 1600 and founded the Tokugawa dynasty which ruled Japan for 265 years.

Each story of this pagoda represents an element: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind and Heaven.
It is made earthquake-proof with a massive pillar inside suspended from the upper floors.

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Horyuji Sakura 9999

Sakura trees line the path leading between the West and East sections of Horyuji in Nara.

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Terminally cute, the Nara Park Sika deer bow to visitors in exchange for food.

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Framed with Shinkyo and Tozai Kairo panel scenes are the following images:

Nikko: Ishidorii Stone Torii, Agyoh Nio Guardian (Omotemon), Nemuri Neko (Sleeping Cat),
Sansaru (Three Monkeys) Mizaru Iwazaru Kikazaru (See no Evil Speak no Evil Hear no Evil),
Toshogu Shrine (Lower Level); Hasedera Jizo Bosatsu, Ofuna Kannon, Geisha (Gion, Kyoto),
Katsuoji Mizuko Kannon, Kotoku-in Kamakura Daibutsu; Imperial Palace Kusunoki Masashige,
Izumo no Okuni (Gion, Kyoto), Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Osaka Castle), Himeji Castle (South View)

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Images in this section are in a number of different Galleries on the Photoshelter website.
The Banner below leads to the Japan Collections page where a Gallery can be selected.

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There are 21 Galleries in the Photoshelter Japan Collection

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