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Japan is rarely understood by the Western mind. Mikey no longer concerns himself with "understanding" the culture, he just tries to learn from these people (or any other culture) that which might be helpful to us all.





On the right we see a lady carrying flowers in her backpack. "When I saw this lady standing there with her flowers hanging out of the pack, I thought it's such a contrast from America where many people, including children, must carry in their backpack not flowers, but something for protection from others."





"I am also constantly amazed at how Japanese people follow their hobbies with passion. I have met someone here who kayaks around the world. Another person who's well on his way to seeing a sports game in every major stadium in the U.S... Amazing people." - mikey




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carrying a delicate cargo of flowers in backpack while waiting for the train - Shizuoka, Japan

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walker and bicycler between road and garden - Nara

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group picture with statue of famous dog "Hachiko" - Tokyo

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pedestrians cross busy 5-way intersection - Tokyo

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Buddhist monk stares out train window - Osaka

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credit card advertiser - Osaka

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playing pachinko - Osaka

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homes in Kashiwara

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pathway in mountain town - Tsumagojyuku

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lady holds umbrella while riding bicycle - Nara

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man and child talk by mountain town road - Mie

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small house adorned with natural logs reflecting ties with nature - Nara

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old style architechture still in use today - Nagano

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earth and straw wall

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bamboo covered with snow

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onsen (hot spring water bath) in the mountains - MIe

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temple wall gateway - Nara

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forming New Year mochi balls (food made from pounded rice) - Nagano

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homeless but not begging - Tokyo

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passerby shows his appreciation to sidewalk band - Tokyo

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kendo team out for a run waits to cross street - Tokyo

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artist sketching Yoyogi Park trees - Tokyo

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train to Nagano (not every train in Japan is packed with people)

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touring Nagoya castle in traditional clothing

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