Obon Festival Fireworks 

家の窓から見える花火大会は最高だわ!電信柱が入るのは残念けど…

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(The calm before) the storm. 

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A Return to the Garden of My Childhood Summers 

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Brilliant: 14 British regional accents in 84 seconds / 84秒でイギリスの方言の14種類!

Aaand it’s over; hanami - short but sweet

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Sometimes rain is alright / 時々雨は綺麗

Ohara, Kyoto / 大原、京都

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Before cherry comes plum / 桜の前は梅

Plum blossom festival at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Kyoto / 梅花祭, 北野天満宮, 京都

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Kinkakuji’s/金閣寺’s humbler counterpart, Ginkakuji/銀閣寺 

Haiku: Warming hues abound  / Old Ginkakuji embraced / Spring is upon us

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A fine day to visit Kinkakuji (金閣寺)

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Kyoto, a set on Flickr.Kyoto, Japan

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Kyoto, Japan