Otaru canals. Why does it look so European and Asian at the same time?
Ezo Fuji. Ezo is the old Ainu name of Hokkaido. Same same, but different.
Sunset over Lake Shikotsuko. Was trespassing in the backyard of an EMPTY restaurant. Was chased away shortly after this shot was taken.
Swans under Tokachigawa bridge
Kid ran out of swan food, becomes swan food.
Walk in the recession-hit city of Kushiro. It was a prosperous fishing town until the Law of the Sea was passed and fishermen here were limited to fish withing 200 miles from the coast.
Fighting over dead fish
Reminds me of newly weds walking down the banquet hall.
The swans all flew away when they heard a snow mobile. Cranes don't give a.
White swans and their ugly ducklings(actually angsty teenagers now)
Japanese Red-crested cranes feed along the river
Japanese red crested cranes(Tancho) cranes effortlessly graceful
Winter sunrise over frozen Lake Akan
Fireworks over Lake Akan
Abasiri prison. Now with fire hose.
Miso barrel. Thats a lot of miso.
Happy polar bear
Curious deer and curious humans
Whats over there?
Cleaning the windows
Sunning the shoes
Mini art gallery in Wu Zhen
Hanging out by the lake
Its over there
Stall keeper silently judges me while I check our her pigeons
Deep fried crabs
Tosser has jacked arms
Sax in an alley
Alright guys, heres the plan
Picking up the trash
Relaxing in the park, checking out the ladies
Hiking down the crater