This summer Douwe went to Japan for a very special occasion; he went to celebrate his Obachan's 100th birthday. I have heard many accounts of how she is lively and engaging, sagely and determined.
Lotus Flower blossoming in the summer. A beautiful icon of the tropical weather.
Textures and patterns. Love the Japanese textiles. In the middle picture are cousins at Obachan's birthday.
Kobe: Akemi's home town. A port city nestled into the foot of mountains.
Kobe by night.
Kyoto & surrounds