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Dazaifu is definitely one of my favourite places in Fukuoka. It’s beautiful, it has a ton of history, and it’s easy to get to from Kurume. I kind of liken it to a tiny Kyoto. It also has the best-designed Starbucks in Japan, a beauty of a store using local wood to help it blend with the natural scenery around it.

Sharing a few shots taken over the weekend. Have a good one!

Tools of the day: Nikon D40 + 18-70mm

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I stumbled on a traditional Japanese wedding at Tenman-gu Shrine. The first time I saw one of these was in the movie “Lost in Translation”, and it’s always cool seeing them in real life. I love the visual of the big red umbrella, the traditional wear, and how solemn the mood is. Not included in the photo: a whole lot of serious-looking people following the couple.
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It was a shame that Samurai Blue lost their opener in the World Cup. Only an hour before I had been watching the game with a bunch of soccer fans, with Japan leading 1-0. We’ll see how they do in their next game.
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