I have created an portal page for Shiga Prefecture (next to Kyoto). As of this writing, I have over 2,000 photos of almost all cities, towns, and villages in Shiga. This new portal page will make it easier and faster to find my images and articles related to Shiga.
The URL is as follows:
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
Ibuki-yama Taiko Dance
Nagahama Hikiyama Festival
Chikubushima, Lake Biwa
Takeshima, Lake Biwa
Koka Ninja Village
Otsu, Shiga Pref.
For a complete list of images, see PHOTOGUIDE.JP/pix/.
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:
Here are a few photos which are particularly interesting:
Japanese gun in Finland
Wolverine movie clip
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.
Venice Biennale, Italy
Milan and Verona, Italy
Nagasaki Peace Park
Ueno Hikoma Memorials
Tsu Castle, Mie
Lake Yamanaka, Yamanashi
Aichi Expo 2005
For a complete list, see PHOTOGUIDE.JP/pix/.
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
All-Japan Judo Championships
Narita Taiko Festival
Sagami River Koi-nobori
Warabi Hadaka Festival
Showa-machi Giant Kite
Yokaichi Giant Kite
For a complete list, see PHOTOGUIDE.JP/pix/
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.
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.
With the new Photo Imaging Expo held in March 2005 at Tokyo Big Sight, the PhotoEvents page has been updated.
Outdated info and links for other events have also been updated.