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As I promised last week, below are a few of Ellen’s favorite pictures from our trip to Japan. If you want to see more — lots more — check out her slide show of 126 pictures.
While the 15 photos below mostly capture gardens and temples, our activities were hugely varied. We went to the Tsukiji Fish Market and Tuna Auction at 5 AM our first morning in Tokyo, wandered through the teenage fashion and anime centers, viewed the city from the Tokyo Tower, and took a hands-on sushi-making lesson. We were treated to a full-on Tea Ceremony and a Maiko (Geisha apprentices) performance. We soaked our weary selves at three different Ryokan onsens (hot spas) until we shriveled. We saw Torii gates, Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples everywhere we went (in Tokyo, Nikko, Hakone, Takayama, Kanazawa, Hiroshima, and Kyoto). We visited a Gold Leaf museum/factory and a Sake museum along with the Edo/Tokyo museum, a ‘float’ museum, and the chilling museums and monuments in Hiroshima. Of course, there was a baseball game in the Tokyo Dome where we saw the Yokahama DeNA BayStars beat the Yomiuri Giants. We traveled by car, by van, by subway, by train, including the bullet trains, by boat, and we walked at least five or six miles everyday. We saw Mt. Fuji (barely), lakes, waterfalls, bamboo groves, and the wonderful Golden Pavilion. Everywhere there were gardens — miniature gardens, Emperor’s gardens, temple gardens, strolling gardens, rock gardens, ancient ones and modern ones.
Ellen has captured many of these activities in her full slide show.
And if you’re interested in what we ate, there’s a second slide show of 64 photos that just features food pictures. (Brandt Tilis, our son-in-law, will most likely write about that aspect of our Japanese adventures, and I will post what he has to say on MillersTime also.)
Watch the slide shows on the largest possible format you have – desk top or lap top, if possible.
When you click on each of the links below, you will get the first picture of a slide show. Then, to start the slide show, CLICK on the little icon of a computer screen with an arrow in the middle that you will find near the top right hand part of your page.
1. Japan: Summer 2015 Slide Show
Larry M said:
The main slide show was, by turns, spectacular and enchanting. The food slide show made me want to catch the next flight to Tokyo! Yow!
These are all so gorgeous! E has a great eye!
The Duke of Brooklyn said:
Some good ones for “the Book”!
You have a gift! Keep using it
And keep sharing it!
The beautiful part of Japan is alluded to in every picture. Does Ellen see everything in life with such composing eyes? My guess is that she has been taking pictures mentally for so many years that she does, indeed, see scenes every day, every place, that are perfect for that moment and that she mentally frames, adjusts and clicks them into her memory. At this point, she probably has several million perfect pictures of perfect moments informing her minds eye. Thank you for sharing a few of the best.
Thank you Ellen for going thru all of the pictures you took and sharing 139 with us. I thought the 15 teasers were special until I saw the remaining 124 and realized that the entire group was so good that you must have simply numbered each picture and drawn 15 numbers.
I tried to print several out but the best I could do was not remotely like what I saw on the screen. I wanna see a book, I wanna see a book, I wanna see a book printed with good color control on glossy paper.
samuel clover jr said:
good morning rick…ellen is very artistic…loved the bamboo forrest….sam c jr
Judy White said:
The Millers do travel right! And put the Japanese sense of beauty together with Ellen’s eye, and you’ve got a winning combination. Thanks for sharing.