Shiga Prefecture / Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
June 24 – 25 and 28 -30, 2009
I had mostly visited historical landmarks and megapolises in Japan. All were amazingly memorable experiences; however, they merely touched on extreme points on the Japanese continuum: its rich historical heritage and its modern urban present. I felt there was a missing link between these polar opposites, and on my last day I realized the bridge for this gap was right under my nose.