Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Yellow Ginkgo Leaves In Himeji

Japanese men ride bicycle under a yellow ginkgo tree on November 28, 2012 in Himeji, Japan. Local residents and tourists visit the city this time of year to observe the changing colors of the ginkgo tree leaves around the Himeji castle. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasine)
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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Japan Self-Defense Force Himeji Base Military Exhibition

A young boy stands in front of an armed vehicle during the annual Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) military demonstration on November 25, 2012 in Himeji, Japan. The military exhibition and demonstration marks the 61-year anniversary of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force based in Himeji. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Autumn Colours In Kyoto

A man ferries tourists under maple trees on the Katsura river in Arashiyama on November 19, 2012 in Kyoto, Japan. Thousands of tourist come to enjoy the autumn colors of the maple leaves in Kyoto every year. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Female Sake Brew Master In Himeji

Misa Kawaisi, chief sake brew master, stirs fermenting sake at Nadagiku-Shozo sake brewery on November 16, 2012 in Himeji, Japan. Kawaishi, one of a few female sake brew masters, is an unique figure in male-diminated sake brewers world. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Japanese Traditional Falconry Performed At Himeji Castle

Japanese Nasu Animal Kingdom Sakurai Yuki performs owl flies s tourist take photographs during the demonstration of traditional Japanese falconry at Himeji Castle on November 4, 2012 in Himeji, Japan. A demonstration of this kind has not been held at the venue since the Samurai period. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
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Friday, November 2, 2012

Outdoor Tea Ceremony

A Japanese woman prepares green tea during an outdoor tea ceremony at Zuihoji Temple Park on November 2, 2012 in Kobe, Japan. The tea ceremony originated in 1950 to commemorate the 14th century governor Toyotomi Hideyoshi and his tea master Sen no Rikyu, who are said to have visited this area and enjoyed tea ceremonies here. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
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