Detail of the Haiden, hall for worship, directly to the east of the Mirokudo and south of the Golden Hall.
Chilled coffees and teas in a local shop.
A number of middle-schoolers have trouble staying awake in class.
With the variety of vending machines on the street, to live in Japan you'd never have to step foot inside of a store. Here is a row of vending machines offering beer and liquor.
Instant Ramen, always a popular item, is shown here, pre-packaged with bowls.
A closer look at a Japanese ATM.
A variety of popular sushi is seen on this advert.
The colonel gets into the spirit on Chldren's Day in Japan by dressing up samurai style.
Counters in a Japanese post-office
A group of Japanese school boys show off for the camera.
Most Japanese schools have classrooms connected by outdoor hallways.
A poster with maps of regions in Japan at the Hokkaido post office.
Three boys enjoying their time between classes.
A sheep announces it's a new year, the year of the Sheep.
A mail-drop box at the Hokkaido Post Office
Children's drawings adorn this poster.
A close-up of some cheeses in a Japanese grocery store.
A snowy day in Hokkaido can become a great obstacle for vehicles, like this mail delivery truck.
Even though Japanese apartments are notoriously small, it's clear that there are some valiant attempts at keeping gardens.
A beautiful door at a traditional Japanese bar
Four women got new hair-cuts in January's issue of "Lee".
Different kinds of fresh fish ready to be prepared.
An exit ramp carries a warning.
Example prices at a flower shop .
A day in the life of the Diet. The House of Representatives meets in Japan.