Japanese Flora and Fauna

The following images are all photos I took in Japan.  

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 Left: Plum blossoms in Kyoto, April 2014

Right: Unidentified flower in Tokyo, May 2014

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Left: a tree dripping with persimmons against a backdrop of snow, December 2013

Right: a pansy bravely shows its face despite the cold, November 2013

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mid-October 2013 019 Pictures from the chrysanthemum festival in Nihonmatsu, October 2013. Figures are decorated in such a way as to be “clothed” in the flowers. The lower right photo shows the frame that is used. 

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Close ups of rice plants, Fukushima prefecture, August 2013

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Left: Grapes on the vine, Fukushima prefecture, August 2013

Right: an unidentified moth, Fukushima prefecture, October 2013

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Above: Bluebells peek out from a late snow, Fukushima prefecture, April 21st, 2013

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Above: Close up of blooming cherry blossoms after a late snow. Fukushima prefecture, April 21st, 2013

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Above: Snow monkeys in their natural habitat in Arashiyama, April 2013.

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Fall leaves in Fukushima prefecture, and a tree slowly being strangled by a vine. Fall 2012.

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Sites near my junior high: (Left) for some reason the summer of 2012 I saw a bunch of these guys living in a tiny marsh near my school. I would pause there each day to catch their red bodies swimming among the plants. The next summer, they were gone. (Right): some flowers planted at a house near my junior high. I’d never seen hollyhocks that color before.

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Pansies, cultivated in one of the sprawling gardens: Fukushima prefecture, May 10, 2012

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Flowers and a fern bloom in early May, Fukushima prefecture, 2012. 

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