It is one of the most famous places in Japan besides Mount Fuji: “Shrine Island” Miyajima (宮島) in front of Hiroshima. Almost every tourist coming to the country has seen images of the gigantic Torii (鳥居) standing in the water before, and the tame deer are also well-known all over the Internet 🙂
The Samurai in Nikkō were too boring for your taste? The Monster Cats in Tokyo too? Oh well? How about zombies for a change? 😉
On August 6, 1945, a B-29 bomber dropped the first atomic bomb over an inhabited city. At 08:16 local time, Hiroshima disappeared from the map. But Japan did not think about surrendering just yet.
On March 11, 2011 an earthquake triggered a giant Tsunami which devastated Japan, caused several nuclear meltdowns and left the radioactively contaminated Evacuation Zone of Fukushima behind. Six years later I went to visit the survivors and captured their story.
On a small hill high above Kyoto there are about 120 Japanese Macaques, wondering why strange, bipedal creatures put free food in their hands… 😉