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Final Respite

This is Yanaka Cemetery in Tokyo, home to over 7,000 grave sites.

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The cemetery was established in 1872, but the grounds were once part of the much older Buddhist Tennō-ji Temple.

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A peaceful bastion for both the dead and the living, Yanaka is an isolated corner hidden beneath the ceaseless clamor of the surrounding city.

Japan - cemetery hole

Photographs copyright Mike Yost 2015

こんにちは [Kon’nichiwa]

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Tennoji Temple next to the Yanaka Cemetery, Tokyo.

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Kiyomizu Kannon-do Temple in Tokyo’s Ueno Park.

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Stayed in a hostel just to the right of above photograph near Kōenji Station.  I was surprised the normally very busy walkway was almost completely empty the morning I took this shot.

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Gojoten Shrine, Ueno Park, Tokyo.

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Entrance to Gojoten Shrine, Ueno Park, Tokyo.

More pictures to come!

 

Photograph copyright Mike Yost 2015

日本

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I recently had the opportunity to visit Japan. An amazing country populated with some of the most kind and generous people I’ve ever met.

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And the Nigiri! I’ll forever be spoiled, as I don’t think I’ll ever taste Nigiri as good as it was in Tokyo.

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I plan on adding more photographs soon (still fighting jet lag), and I look forward to sharing my travel experiences, illuminating the diverse and eclectic global community we happen to be a part of.

We are more connected than we know!

Photograph copyright Mike Yost 2015