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Japan: a photographic journey

Japan — a country of confusingly contrasting cultures. Traditional temples mix with high tech mega-cities. Straight-laced, non-amorous conservatism on the streets is belied by the kinkiest of fetishes behind closed doors and in comic book shops. Funky fashions in Tokyo’s famous Harajuku district at the other end of the spectrum from formal kimonos.

This is a photographic journey through just some aspects of this amazing country.