A heron in a garden in Kyoto.
A rock garden in Kyoto. Misha asked what was so important about rock gardens. They offer serenity, simplicity, and harmony - qualities hard to find in our modern world.
This is the BEST shot of Hakone. I think Vera took it.
Some types of trees bloom early. Next week I'll have a "Springtime in Japan" page to show off cherry blossoms and other flowers.
Look closely! There's a cat who very much resembles our Smoke sleeping under the lion statue.
Misha and Olga under a Torii. Misha says passing under them has a purifying effect.
Another view of Mt Fuji from Hakone.