Japan From Behind!

Shopping in Asakusa


Surveying a building site in Jiyugaoka


Preparing for prayers at Yakuoin Temple


Painting a watercolour at La Vita in Jiyugaoka


Cycling past the Imperial Palace


Dressing up at Harajuku


Adding the finishing touches before a wedding at Meiji Shrine


Walking to the National Sumo Hall


Hoping for an early morning catch in Funabori


and getting ready for a walk!


40 thoughts on “Japan From Behind!

  1. If you can follow these instructions, you can add a photo in your comments! I learned this from another blogger.

    Copy into the comment
    2.Upload your picture into your Dashboard Media Library
    3.Ensure the picture size is not too big for the comment.
    4.Open Edit Image. File URL. Right click/Select All/Copy
    5.Paste the URL into between the inverted commas.
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    Good luck. 🙂


    • I’ll be interested to see what you come up with. This started because I loved seeing the Japanese ladies so beautifully dressed but I didn’t think it would be good manners to photograph them, but from behind I thought it was okay. The idea just grew and grew. Glad you’ve enjoyed it.


  2. Easy way to put an image in the comment is to reply through the comments page in your WP Admin screen (not directly on the post or in notifications). As Yvonne says first you have to add your image to the media library then edit it and copy the code for the file name. Go back to the comment reply and on the toolbar you’ll see an img button, click on that, paste in your copied code and enter. The image then will appear like magic.

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    • I really enjoyed my visit, but I must confess I was with my sister who lived in Osaka for more than two years, has studied the language for 35 years, teaches Japanese in a High School and has been there many times on school trips. So it was like having my own personal tour guide and interpreter. We had lots of fun and now I’m telling my husband that we should go. I think he would enjoy it very much.


        • No, English isn’t really spoken as much as you would think. Twice in Tokyo we came across people who were offering free guided tours of special places, at Sensoji Temple and Meiji Shrine. They were from University English clubs and taking tourists on a guided walk was a great way for them to practise their English. There was plenty of written English though, in museums and on signs. I think if you were aware of what you wanted to do and had a few basic phrases you would be fine. Maybe a translation app would be handy too.

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