Kakunodate is a small town of just 18,000 and is famous for its Samauri houses. However, like a lot of places in Japan, just off the main street are interesting sights to view, like this small temple and the lovely white statue under the summer sun.
Darn, worked to hard again!
Nice guy who shows me around Tohoku University
A random Lunchbox from the student cafeteria... with meat... well, I do have to survive here :P
First snowfall of the season on top of Mt. Katta in Yamagata Prefecture.
Frozen waterfall in the Shikikami Mountains in Aomori Prefecture, in northern Japan.
One of the many small candleholders made of snow for the yearly Kamakura festival in Yokote, Akita, Japan.