Visiting Japan - Tokyo & Kyoto in pictures
If I had to make a list of my favourite countries I would have a pretty difficult job. One thing would be sure though, Japan would be somewhere on the top of this list.
Although the language is extremely difficult, finding vegetarian food is even harder (no, fish is not a vegetable!!) and I don't even like anime, strangely Japan became the place that always makes me extremely happy. I mean I'm always really thrilled and excited to go literally anywhere, but you get the point. It has a special place in my heart.
I fell in love with its landscapes, architecture, atmosphere and cuisine. I would not want to move there though. I feel like I'm way too 'western‘ and I honestly enjoy not having the boundaries of ancient traditions in my everyday life. I had talked to young Japanese people and when I shared these thoughts, they agreed. Rules, etiquette, and work ethics control the person's everyday life to the point it seems completely unbearable for me. For the young feminist living in Amsterdam, in love with freedom and life.
I'm really grateful for the chance to see and feel all these things though, and I am constantly seeking for the opportunities to go back as soon as possible.
One of my biggest dreams is to photograph couples during the cherry blossom season in Tokyo. I'm also not the kind of person that's giving up on her dreams, so I'm just super excited to see what my future brings.
Here are some of the photos I took this year, maybe they explain these things better than me.