Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Chinatown Lantern Fair In Kobe

People stand under lanterns as the Lantern Fair begins on November 30, 2011 in Kobe, Japan. About 400 Chinese lanterns light up Chinatown Square and the main street during the month long celebration. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Japanese Participate In Traditional Tea Ceremony

A woman prepares green tea in front of the clients at ceremonial tea room, during the winter tea ceremony in Oushouji Buddhist temple on November 27, 2011 in Fukusaki , Japan. Usually, Japanese Traditional Tea Ceremony takes a place inside the Tea ceremony House, called the Chashitsu, which is accessed by a narrow and low entrance. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
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Friday, November 25, 2011

Views Of Bouze Island

Bouze Shrine Bridge is seen over the sea on November 25, 2011 in Himeji,  Japan. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Daily Life In Japan's Third Largest Chinatown

A woman arranges the Taiwan tea powder at a Chinese tea shop in Kobe Chinatown on November 24, 2011 in Kobe, Japan.  Kobe Chinatown is one of only three designated Chinatowns in Japan and has around 10,000 Chinese people residing in it. Kobe Chinatown established when the Japanese Port of Kobe opened in 1868. At that time many Chinese who came to merchant and settled around the western end of Kobe’s foreign settlement and the area soon became the focus point for subsequent Chinese migrants. Today, Kobe Chinatown is tourist spot as popular Chinese food. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
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Sunday, November 20, 2011

2011 Kobe City Marathon

Scenic view of miscellaneous action of runners during the start of Kobe City Marathon on November 20, 2011 in Kobe, Japan. About 23,000 Japanese and overseas runners participated. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Autumn Leaves In Full Color

Photographers line up and capture colored autumn leaves images at Kobe Municipal Arboretum on November 17, 2011 in Kobe, Japan. Most of park and mountain side autumn leaves delayed to change the colors due to high climate in this year. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe) 
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Historical Mountain Castle Attract Visitors

People walk on the historical Takeda castle sight on November 16, 2011 in Asago, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The castle built in 15th century by Yamana Aozen, is thought to be the one of the most beautiful mountain castle in Japan. It located top of a mountain of Mt. Torafuku about 353.7 meters high from sea level. The scale is 400 meters from north to south and 100 meters from east to west. After Battle of Sekigahara castle was abandoned in 1600. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Seasonal Decorations Starts.

A couple walks through the seasonal decorations at Illuminated Kobe Fruits And Flower Park on November 13, 2011 in Kobe, Japan. This year 3 million LED lights are being lit up for seasonal decorations in the park, which will be on display until the middle of January in next year. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
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Saturday, November 12, 2011

B-1 Grandprix, Largest National Foods Festival in Japan

A woman dress up as a kitchen tools and performs music during the B class national foods festival on November 12, 2011 in Himeji city, Japan. B-1 Grandprix, foods festival started to promote and introduce to local areas popular foods in 2006. About 63 popular cuisines introduced by different part of prefectures and expected more than 400,000 people in 2-days foods festival from 12-13 November.(Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Snow Crabs Season Starts in Japan

 A woman sorts red coloured snow crabs during a crab auction at Kasumi port on November 6, 2011 in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The snow crab is found in the deepest and coldest waters in the Sea of Japan. Each year snow crabs are caught from November through to March, with the current season starting today. The largest male crab, weighing about 1.4 kilograms, fetched 24,000 Japanese yen (306.7 USD) during the first day of the auction today. The day's total weight of male and female crabs was about 5,337 kilograms, worth some 7,640,000 Japanese yen (97,664.4 USD). (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Women Perform a Tea Ceremony Under the Autumn Leaves.

A Japanese women perform green tea during the outdoor tea ceremony under the colorful autumn leaves at Zuihoji Temple Park, Arima on November 3, 2011 in Kobe, Japan. The Japanese Tea Ceremony also called the Way of Tea and Tea Art is a Japanese traditional cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of “Matcha,” powdered green tea. Tea is “Cha” in Japanese. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)