I have selected some photos from my album, which depict summer scenes from various perspectives. Year by year, we seem to experience calamities from flooding and mud slides that are caused by torrential rains mostly in summer. I only wish that these calamities will not happen during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
This photo shows a “mikoshi”, a portable shrine, being carried by eager participants during a summer festival in a busy shopping area, Shibuya, Tokyo on July 5, 2009
The hydrangeas at Yakusiike park, Machida, Metropolitan Tokyo on June 25, 2009
Nippon Maru, a 22,472 ton ocean liner that can carry 500 passengers, berthing at the Osanbashi international passenger terminal at the port of Yokohama on August 9, 2010.
At “Sanzen-in”, a Buddhist temple, in Kyoto on June 27, 2013
Preparing for a firework display by local residents at a park in my neighborhood, northern Yokohama on July 13, 2013.
Classical cars displayed in the Minato Mirai area on July 20, 2013.
Rice fields in the Jike countryside, northern Yokohama on August 5, 2013
(left) and July 16, 2014. Ducks eat weeds and pests, minimizing the use
of chemical fertilizers and agrichemicals.
Also in the Jike countryside, beautiful sunflowers on July 31, 2014 and kindergarten kids enjoying themselves in the rice fields on July 8, 2015.
A visitor to the Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art looks at an art book in a quiet environment overlooking the imperial palace grounds and the Marunouchi
business district on July 5, 2014.
Center Kita (north), northern Yokohama located along two subway lines (Blue and Green lines, both operated by the Yokohama municipality) on September 14, 2014.
A view from the Tsuruga castle keep, which was originally built in the 17th Century, in Aizu Wakamatsu city, Fukusihma Prefecture, northern Japan on July 13, 2015. The five-story keep was restored in 1965. The photo on the right was taken from the top of a 1707- meter high mountain on July 15, 2015.
At the Osanbashi international passenger terminal (left), Yokohama on August 9, 2015. A fishing pond in the Jike countryside, northern Yokohama on September 3, 2015
A summer festival in my neighborhood (left), northern Yokohama on August 21,
2016. Enoshima, a land-tied island, in Kanagawa prefecture on July1, 2017.
A night boat tour of the lighted industrial area (left) in Kawasaki city on August 15, 2017. At a park in Kohoku new town northern Yokohama on July 8, 2012.