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Katsuura Torii by dragonslayero Katsuura Torii by dragonslayero
It finally came to pass that I got to visit Japan.
Truly a memorable experience and something I want to do again.

This is a Torii we just happened to come over when me and my fellow travelling "Ronin group" (I'm getting back to explain that name later :D) were walking on the beach in a town called Katsuura on the Pacific coast.

Out travel guide told us there was nothing to see in this place. I disagree.
Plenty of stuff to see, maybe not to do but lots to see.

As for the name of our group...
I'm not sure how it came to be used, but after shipping out baggage from Kyoto to Tokyo the tags all said "Ronin Group". Aparantly this was because we were attending kendo practice at various locations in Japan and well technically we were masterless so why not...

That is all for now.
I'll get back with more photos later.
It takes time to process some 2500 photos.....

Odd Jarle

Once again, no stealing and unauthorised copying.
I'm not adding a full size photo and I am adding a watermark.
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FotoNerdz Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Professional Photographer
hi, i've just featured your work in my journal... :iconfreestyledlove:
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dragonslayero Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! :D!
I'm always happy to hear that someone finds my photos decent enough for their liking!
Thanks alot! :)

OJJ
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FotoNerdz Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Professional Photographer
:D
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Ryugexu Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
the word ronin comes from a word from the feudal era "ronin" which meant "wandering samurai" or another word for a samurai who had loyalty to no spesific lord. Now days, its a word for boys who exited highschool but couldn't make it to college, and I guess travelers. :)

very beautiful photo btw
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dragonslayero Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, we were all grown people with steady jobs so I doubt our travel guide was thinking about the regular modern meaning.
And just so you know: Yes, we were all practiced Kendo. The national team actually...
I'll join them one day, hopefully.....

OJJ
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Ryugexu Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
WOW! I'd wanna join the Kendo team~~!!!

Kendo is fun. :D lol~


lol maybe your tour guide didnt quite know the meaning...? Unless they were Japanese, of coarse
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dragonslayero Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Well our tour guide wasn't with us at this time, but I doubt he knew anything useful about it anyway.

As for kendo... who's stopping you?
If you have access to a nearby club I'm sure they would greet you welcome.
Come join us! Join the dark side!

Like I said, who's stopping you? You'll meet a lot of Japano-phile people there as well.

OJJ
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Ryugexu Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
lol I should find a kendo club~ I hope theres one in my town! XD
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dragonslayero Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Give it a try, can't hurt...
Try getting a hold of the Magazine "Kendo world", see what they say. And if you need more info try contacting one of the editors, he's called Michael Komoto. He should know where it is possible to train. Just give him a search in Facebook or something, he should be there.
By the way, where are you from exactly?

OJJ
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Ryugexu Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
USA
Southern California
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