Wednesday 22 August 2012

A Japanese Tour of Japan - Part 5 (22/08/2012)

On the last leg of our tour we visited the city of Iwakuni, in the Yamaguchi prefecture. The city is home to the famous Kintai Bridge (Kintai-Kyo).

Here, my tour mates flocked into a small hut after paying 300 yen to see the "Iwakuni White Snake" which the city is also famous for. Although, as far as I could tell it was just a albino Japanese Rat Snake, this didn't stop some of the astonished tourists filling up a large fraction of their memory cards with blurry, poorly lit photographs of their own reflections while attempting to photograph the snake behind the glass.

All photos were shot on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 + 14mm lens


  1. I love watching other people take their souvenir snaps. It's very revealing about human behaviour.

    If one person takes a photo of something, others think it must be important enough to take a snap of - crowd thinking at its best or worst.

    I love the last photo. Great composition

    1. Hi Nicola

      I hope you're well. Thanks for your comments and also the retweet earlier.