Japan in black and white

Along one of the covered pedestrian-only streets in Kyoto, the entrance to a Buddhist temple is lit up with paper lanterns.
Along one of the covered pedestrian-only streets in Kyoto, the entrance to a Buddhist temple is lit up with paper lanterns.
Near the Imperial Palace in Kyoto, gardens, shrines and miles of walking trails meander through century old groves of trees, including this oak.
Near the Imperial Palace in Kyoto, gardens, shrines and miles of walking trails meander through century old groves of trees, including this oak.
Japanese graveyard in central Kyoto, Japan.
Japanese graveyard in central Kyoto, Japan.
Street scene in Kyoto with a European style building among the more traditional Japanese architecture.
Street scene in Kyoto with a European style building among the more traditional Japanese architecture.
Streetcars connect central Hiroshima in all directions.
Streetcars connect central Hiroshima in all directions.
Kevin in Hiroshima near the Atom Bomb Dome building.
Michael at the Peace Park in Hiroshima near the Atom Bomb Dome building. Photo by Alex.

Oak

The building known as the A Bomb Dome, from across the river in the Hiroshima Peace Park. The building, one of the few survivors  of the world's first  atomic bomb used on civilians, is a silent reminder of 8:15 am, August 6, 1945.
The building known as the A Bomb Dome, from across the river in the Hiroshima Peace Park. The building, one of the few survivors of the world’s first atomic bomb used on civilians, is a silent reminder of 8:15 am, August 6, 1945.
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