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Asuka 飛鳥 March, 2012

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Walking trip to Asuka, Nara. 飛鳥、奈良

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Asuka temple garden

Ume Japanese plum




Graffiti on bamboo

Kame ishi stone some kind of irrigation map? from 2300-2400 BC, or alien message?!

I pretend to take a photo of mountain but also want to include the guy on a tractor. It is rare to see tractor running on the regular road in Japan...

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