It’s our second day of the 5-day monochrome photo challenge. Continuing with our theme – People around the Worldwe’re going to re-visit Japan today. Manga, sushi, bamboo groves, and gigantic wooden temples; seriously, what’s there not to love about Japan?

Pillion Ride – Kyoto, Japan.

Japanese kids are truly adorable. Especially, if you’re doing the green circuit between Nara and Kyoto; there’d be plenty bouncing kids to spot. It’s remarkable how well behaved they are and at the same time manage to have fun. It’s hard to come across a bawling kid and all seem to follow some unwritten code of conduct. While we took a breather in Kyoto, we spotted a young mother on her bike – taking a moment to figure her way. Not surprisingly – both her kids were a picture of calm.

The Crossing – Kyoto, Japan.

It isn’t very common to find the Japanese, especially youngsters, wearing traditional wear. We’re not sure why this group of young boys chose to do their shopping in what looks like a ‘Yukata’. It was hard to ignore their gait and it almost looked as if they had walked out of a Manga book. Barring the third boy from the left, who seemed intent on proving the saying, “Boys will be Boys.”

As with most challenges – we’ve got to pass it on! We’d like to invite Kendra from Rusty Travel Trunk to participate in this photo challenge. When Kendra’s not thinking of ways of escaping her ‘cubicle’ – she’s discovering new cultures and places across the globe.

What are the Rules?

1. On 5 consecutive days, create a post using a recent or past photo in black and white.

2. Each day, invite another fellow blogger to join you in your photo-journey.

All the best!


Posted by:twobrownfeet

Writer-Photographer Duo. Now in Seoul.

6 replies on “People Around the World – Japan

    1. Japan! Sigh! I’ve made so many friends there, I would love to go back! Sakura (cherry blossoms) are so amazing. If we ever go there, it will be during that time. And yes, the culture is so rich. As I said there’s little to complain. 🙂

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