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Hiking in the New Zealand Mountains near Lake Wanaka, offers some very memorable views.
Cherry blossoms at Souji Temple in Yokohama, Japan.
A view from Mt. Fuji in Japan.
Leaves in Nikko, Japan.
The view from my hotel room at a snowboarding resort in Nagano, Japan.
A life-size Gundam on display at Odaiba, an island near Tokyo. At night the Gundam would light up, and there was a lights show where the Gundam's eyes lit up. People of all ages seemed duly impressed
A lone hiker at Mt. Fuji, in Japan.
The escalator into a new building in Omotesando, a section of Tokyo.
A rose I found in Shinjuku Gyouen National Park in Tokyo, Japan.
The Landmark Tower in Yokohama, Japan.
A statue I found in Yokohama, Japan.
The Japanese businessman.
At an aquarium in Tokyo, I spotted a diver who was carefully picking up pieces of what looked like coral, brushing them off with what looked like a toothbrush, and putting them back into place.
Parksville, British Columbia.
At a temple in Nikko, a World Heritage Site in Japan, I found these two guardians eyeing everyone who passed through the gate, and how no one seemed to pay any attention to them.
I went to an aquarium in Tokyo and enjoyed the reactions little kids made to see the fish up close. Some things are universal.
At the shrine at the fifth station of Mt. Fuji, I spotted a person of the shrine in the middle of changing a light bulb while a father and his two sons prayed at the altar.
I regularly went to Ebisu, in Tokyo, for Japanese lessons, and I usually passed by this section of Ebisu Station, where businessmen and women stop to use their phones before or after using the train.
I went to a JEF United soccer game in Chiba, Japan, in November. JEF United was hoping to join the J1 League, the highest league in Japan, but they ended up remaining in the J2 League for next year. T
I went to a hydrangea festival at Konkou Temple in Tokyo, and I spotted this couple enjoying the festival, too.
I went to a pole vaulting tournament in Chiba, Japan, back in August. It was held in the courtyard of a shopping mall.
she is my grandpa's brother's wife, I've known her since I was little. she is a farmer's wife, at the age of 85, she still helps picking herbs with her aging hands. she gaved me a big smile to my came
Leather Mexican craftman at work. Pick me.  Your next winner!  Show me the money! It would be a dream come true and means a lot more to me than anyone else to win the prize.  Starving artist here desp
11th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
The Japanese businessman.

The Japanese businessman.

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Date Taken: 11.2012
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