Sawara, a once flourishing town, now peacefully sits along the canals in Chiba Prefecture (about 70 kms north-east of Tokyo), on May 1, 2009.
A boat ride along the canals near Sawara; at a park on the Naritasan temple ground (bottom two photos), on May 2, 2009.
In the upscale Motomachi shopping area on May 4, 2009.
At Yakushi-ike park in Machida on May 5, 2009
Near Kozo-ji (a Buddhist temple) in Machida, on May 3, 2010
At Koishikawa botanical garden in Tokyo on May 16, 2010
On a rainy day in Kobe, May 10,2010