IT - Giant rope
Originally uploaded by Jason In Japan.
I'm looking thru older pictures trying to find some of certain students for their New Years Cards and graduation presents.
I didn't take many pictures during my first year as a JET from July 2004 to July 2005.
I didn't even have a digital camera when I first arrived in Japan. I "won" my first digital Nikon at a year-end party with my Japanese co-workers in December 2004. So that's when I started posting regularly to FLICKR and taking more pictures.
And when I first joined Flickr I was limited in how many pictures I could upload during each month, so I was much more picky about what I posted.
Looking thru an archive of pics from 2005, I noticed about 15 pictures of IzumoTaisha Shrine that I had never posted. They're perhaps interesting to anyone who has been to the Shrine in the past few years, since it doesn't quite look like this anymore - new buildings have been built, stairs have been changed and right now their in the midst of rebuilding the roof of the main shrine.
So I hope you enjoy these pics from the past.
I also posted a few pics of some "enkai" (parties) I went to during my first year so you can see what it's like - how we sit, what type of food is served, etc.
(Click on any picture to be taken to my whole online Flickr album of photos)