May 292011

Taking opportunity of this weekend’s typhoon, I am importing my old photos to Aperture and struggling to sort them. I have found something with a definitely better weather.

Risshiri and Rebun are two small islands close to northernmost cape of Hokkaido. Shinto shrines there have appearance somewhat different to those in other parts of Japan.

And let it be my contribution to this week’s Show Me Japan.

  5 Responses to “Shinto shrines on Risshiri and Rebun Islands”

  1. Those are quite different than the usual shrine. They look so isolated, too.

  2. I like the weather in those photos! Definitely beats this typhoon!

  3. The landscape in these photos look almost Scandinavian. It makes me think how small our world really is.

    • And interior part of Hokkaido, fields and pastures with black and white cows reminded me very much of Poland. The weather too. It’s hard to believe, but Sapporo with all its snow in winter is at the latitude of Nice and Cannes in France.

  4. Love the photos. I need to get my butt over to Rebun Island someday. ^^

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