Japan--Anything other than portraits

Challenge #35 in the around the world in 80 ways series. Hosted by santamonica812.
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Last week's challenge's theme was the people of Japan. Now, show us anything other than portraits. Tokyo's amazing buildings. A beautiful temple. Monkeys taking a bath in hot springs. Misty mountains . . . whatever says "Japan" to you. It is fine to have people in these scenes, as long as they are not the main subjects. If you have any questions, send me a PM well before the submission deadline, or, submit early, and I'll try to DQ well in advance, to give entrants plenty of time to resubmit a different image. Only photos taken inside Japan are eligible. As is usual for my challenges, Entrants are required to (1) vote for each other entry, (2) read the comments (if any) below this challenge, in case I or other entrants post with Rules questions or clarifications, and (3) follow each of the challenge rules. **UPDATE** FOR THIS CHALLENGE, YOU **MUST** VOTE ON OR BEFORE TUESDAY night, Pacific Std. Time. (IE, YOU HAVE ONLY 6 DAYS TO VOTE, INSTEAD OF 7 DAYS!!!!).
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Himeji Castle Cherry Blossom Snow
by tko
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Himeji Castle near Kyoto in the time of cherry blossom. Every time the wind gusted the blossoms would fall like snow.
Submitted: Friday, 23rd August, 2013 06:25 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 10th April, 2009
Focal length: 70 mm
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
Aperture: F9
ISO: 160
Views: 1221
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