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Photo gallery Japan
Centuries long tradition meets modern spirit

Japan, the fascinating land of the rising sun in Eastern Asia. Centuries long tradition and modern technology meet here and merge harmoniously into a unique culture. Our Japan photo gallery invites you to a trip into the far distant country in the Pacific Ocean. Be enchanted by the images and impressions of grandiose castles, impressive temples, hidden shrines and five-storey pagodas. Beautiful historic buildings, usually built in a very old way and entirely made of wood, are located close to modern styled skyscrapers, and in rural areas you find in between a tea or rice field. In the streets, you wonít detect so much green, you may feel less green areas, but suddenly you will find yourself in front of elaborately and artful landscaped gardens, which are well-known in the region. Legendary are the Japanese festivals to the Sakura bloom. The Japanese loves and respects nature. Meanwhile there is less green, you will see everywhere flowers, even if it is just in a flower box.

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The photo gallery Japan starts in the southwest of the 4 main islands in Kyushu. From there follow impressions of the biggest island Honshu until the gallery ends in Hokkaido. Pictures from Shikoku are included in the Okayama sector, as from there tourists can use the only railway connection to get to Sakaide via the Seto Bridge. Experience Japan, you will like it. Let yourself be carried away by the pulsating life of the metropolitan cities of Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, Okayama, Fukuoka, Sendai or Sapporo. In the bustling metropolitan cities with the glimmering lights of bright commercials, you can see in the midst of rushing businessmen in their suits a single shrill figure or a geisha in her kimono garment. Do not be astonished of the clean streets and squares, nowhere you will detect rubbish and waste around or the newspaper of yesterday flies through the countryside. The rivers are non-toxic and overloaded by chemical pollution, but you can even watch a white heron fishing there. The background image shows the white-heron castle in Himeji, the castle in Japan par excellence. Subsequent the picture gallery some explanations and requirements are following for this gallery page.

Despite the often hectic life, Japan is very polite and respectful as almost anywhere else in the world. As far as possible, the question will be answered; In the shops, the employees always strive for the well-being and the satisfaction of the customer. You wonít be get rid of abruptly by the salesman. And the flower box is still at its place the next morning, the flowers are neither beheaded nor bent, as well the earth is stand in the box and not in the gutter. The allotment gardens arenít protected by nigh and invisible fences. Let yourself be drawn into the spell of Japanese culture, you will find relaxation in one of the numerous hot springs, called onsen, or enjoy the tranquility of the centuries-long treasured gardens in the metropolis.

Experience Japan's railway, fast, reliable and absolutely punctual and completely without annoying cell phone conversations. At the platform there are no knots of people, no crowds, no hustling or jostling. Japanese people wait patiently on his train in a queue in their section of an area painted on the ground. However, it can be very full in the trains. While Japanese people use their works in the week to go to work, they use them in the weekend to cowd out of the cities. The sight-seeing points of Kamakura (Greater Tokyo), such as the Daihatsu (Great Buddha) or the Hase-dera Temple, are nothing for people who avoid crowds. Are you hungry ? The guest may also wait in front of the doors of the restaurants. However, there are usually seats as in the waiting room of a surgery. Book your accommodation in hotels in time, especially in touristic areas. In the Golden or Silver Week (bank holidays in Japan) you will have a very poor chance to get a room. Something needs getting use to European eyes is the fact, that Japanese people are going to breakfast in the hotel sleeping suit. Even the sight of a uniformed driver with a peaked cap in the train, a tram, a taxi or a bus seems to be something foreign, especially the white gloves, which the driver wear as well, even the locomotive drivers on steam locomotives. Donít let yourself be confused by the "pointing and speaking", even if it sounds like a military self-talk in the cabin. It is for your own safety.

Take a look at the ground. The Japanese manhole covers are mostly decorated and show a feature or speciality or tourist attraction of the area. Some gullies are even painted in a colorful manner !

No photo gallery? Worth knowing about technology and program
If your operating system doesnít build the photo gallery, but instead displays a warning that restricts the display of active content, allow the blocked risk. The navigation, the selection menus of the photo gallery as well as the control of the gallery pages are completely written in javascript, which triggers the browser to display this warning. Furthermore, since version 3.0 the entire screen is designed in container technology with a maximum of 5 areas, which are set visible or kept hidden depending on the screen width. Same width also determines how many shots can be shown in a row and automatically adjusts to it when you refresh the screen, similar to your Windows Explorer. Due to the variable structure of the gallery, unfortunately, no headings can be given any longer, which area will be displayed next. The photo gallery itself as one on the 5 subsections is displayed with dynpro subscreen technology, means in the screen encircled container 2 other containers are connected in the top left position. One of these sub-container shows as transparent background image the Shirasagijo in Himeji; the other container contains the text. The wallpaper in the background is fixed with 100% x-axis and 100% y-axis and 3800 pixels, the text container calculates its depth itself. Depending to your screen configuration, one container is displayed deeper than the other, so there it at the bottom an overpowering beyond the edge of one of the containers. In normal cases the wallpaper should finish deeper than the text.

Some patience, please note
The pictures of the photo gallery are extremely compressed to 165 * 110 pixels, thus very fuzzy, but this is the intention. By clicking the frame you will get the actual size with an image resolution of 2250 * 1500 pixels and the detailed data to the picture. You can click the graphics right away, the second screen will open, but it may be that your Internet browser will load all the photos in the gallery before the single photo is activated in the zoom. Also note that your computer may issue a warning about active elements in the background. Without activation and during charging, the zoom screen remains black, which is not a program error, it is just the background color. Please be patient. How the photo description is structured and which possibilities you have in operating the system, is shortly summarized in the guidance to the photo.

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