Japan photos for Nov. 2005

More photos of Japan have been uploaded. For this fall 2005 update, the pictures center on Shiga Prefecture. Over 1,400 (!) images of Shiga are now online. A lot of gaijin (even those who live in Japan), have not heard of Shiga or don’t know where it is. Well, it’s right next to Kyoto Prefecture.

I also have major image collections of major autumn events like the Tokyo Jidai Matsuri (144 pictures), Tokyo Motor Show 2005, and the Emperor’s Birthday (Dec. 23). Enjoy!

Tokyo Jidai Matsuri
Tokyo Motor Show 2005
Emperor’s Birthday
Ibuki-yama Taiko Dance
Nagahama Hikiyama Festival
Chikubushima, Lake Biwa
Takeshima, Lake Biwa
Azuchi Castle
Nagahama Castle
Minakuchi Castle
Koka Ninja Village
Omi-Maiko
Otsu, Shiga Pref.
Shiga Pref.
Kumano, Wakayama
Tokyo Millenario

For a complete list of images, see PHOTOGUIDE.JP/pix/.

Finland photos

I had a great time in Finland in September attending a nature photo festival in Kuusamo, giving slide shows, and meeting many nature photographers from Europe. I also went on various nature trips such as bear/wolverine watching, river rafting, and hiking in the forest.

I have uploaded over 200 photos of my trip for all to see:
http://photoguide.jp/pix/index.php?cat=97

Here are a few photos which are particularly interesting:

Japanese gun in Finland
http://photoguide.jp/pix/displayimage.php?album=101&pos=15

Library
http://photoguide.jp/pix/displayimage.php?album=102&pos=59

Insect movie
http://photoguide.jp/pix/displayimage.php?album=102&pos=23

Wolverine movie clip
http://photoguide.jp/pix/displayimage.php?album=104&pos=6

Chocolate
http://photoguide.jp/pix/displayimage.php?album=107&pos=0

Latest images for Aug. 2005

In July 2005, I visited Italy for the first time to see the Hiroshima-Nagasaki photo exhibition I co-curated in Genova. I also saw the Venice Biennale where Japanese photographer Miyako Ishiuchi was showing at the Japan Pavilion.

Genova, Italy
Venice Biennale, Italy
Milan and Verona, Italy
Nagasaki Peace Park
Ueno Hikoma Memorials
Gifu Castle
Tsu Castle, Mie
Yoshinogari, Saga
Saga Castle
Kishiwada, Osaka
Shuho-cho, Yamaguchi
Lake Yamanaka, Yamanashi
Yamagata Pref.
Aichi Expo 2005

For a complete list, see PHOTOGUIDE.JP/pix/.

Expanding online photos

To make this site a true photo guide to Japan, I have begun to upload my photos of Japan. There are about 1,000 images so far, and this number will increase monthly. New photos will be announced here.

You can now view photos such as:

Aichi Expo 2005
Kagurazaka Geisha
All-Japan Judo Championships
Narita Taiko Festival
Sagami River Koi-nobori
Warabi Hadaka Festival
Showa-machi Giant Kite
Yokaichi Giant Kite
Kameido Wisteria
Tenno-sai Festival
Iwakuni, Yamaguchi

For a complete list, see PHOTOGUIDE.JP/pix/

PhotoCovers: Home page history

We now have screenshots of some of our past home pages in a new section called PhotoCovers. You can see how our home page evolved and developed since May 1996 when we first went online.

Past Web page designs were embarrassingly primitive and amateurish. PhotoGuide Japan has surely come a long way in both content and Web design. Perhaps you’ll recognize the first home page you saw at PhotoGuide Japan. See PhotoCovers.

Introducing iStore!

After months of preparation and trial operation, our new online shop called iStore is now officially open to the public! We are expanding our e-commerce operations by offering new books, proxy auction bidding and shopping services, ad space, and more.

iStore replaces the old MailOrderZONE. Shop at iStore to help support PhotoGuide Japan.

PhotoGuide Japan in Honolulu Star-Bulletin

The Honolulu Star-Bulletin is one of the mainstream daily newspapers in Hawaii. The Feb. 20, 2005 Sunday edition ran an article in the business section which mentioned me, PhotoGuide Japan, and my online business.

See it here:
http://archives.starbulletin.com/2005/02/20/business/bizcol.html

Scroll down until you see “Japan offers market for online sales.”

I am especially pleased because Honolulu is my hometown.

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