Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Year in Pictures - 2009

Black Kite (Tobi - Milvus migrans) above Nokogiriyama, Kisarazu City, Chiba Prefecture on January 25, 2009.

The color of winter in Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture on February 7, 2009.

Panorama of the Pond in Yoyogi Park, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Metropolitan District on March 29, 2009.

Pottery for sale in Kasama, Ibaraki Prefecture on April 29, 2009.

Isohiyodori (Monticola solitarius)in Izu Kogen, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan on May 31, 2009.

Sunlit spires of Mizugakiyama, Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture on June 7, 2009.

Children's outdoor kabuki. The 12 p.m. performance of "Hebihime" in Karasuyama, Tochigi Prefecture on July 25, 2009.

Headwaters region of the Soca River. Triglav National Park, Slovenia on August 5, 2009. (Click on this one- it is worth it.)

Matsumushiso (Scabiosa japonica). Kirigamine, Suwa City, Nagano Prefecture on September 6, 2009.

Painters looking at the peaks of Shiragamon, Kasagadake and Asahigadake. Tenjin no Daira, Minakami Township, Gunma Prefecture on October 18, 2009.

The Amida Nyorai of the Kotokuin. Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture on November 8, 2009.

Surfers await a wave before Mt. Fuji. Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture on December 6, 2009.


Anonymous said...

And what of July? Was not that the best and happiest month of all?

Martin J Frid said...

Zen surfing: waiting for the non-existing wave to appear.

Happy New Year!

MTC said...

Anonymous -

Thank you. I guess Dreams Come True's total breakdown in the second-to-last song of the Kohaku Gassen blew all my fuses whilst I was furiously uploading the final images. What a stinkfest that was!

Many, many thanks for pointing out the omission.

MTC said...

Martin J Frid -

"Where is the True Wave? Where is the True Rider? Where is the Mountain? Where is the Sea?

All are Within."

Katie said...

Pictoral tonic for a turbulent and uncertain close to 2009.

I'd love to sit on a surfboard just to enjoy the ambience while looking at Fuji-san.