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Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto

@natgeo Photographer; Author; Keynote Speaker; Workshop Leader; Asia Specialist; Sony Shooter. @shangrila_teahorseroad @thesilkroadjourney

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Winters wonderland, Hokkaido, Japan. X country skiers delite. #winterwonderland #hokkaidowinter #hokkaidoscape  @compassroseexpeditions
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Winters wonderland, Hokkaido, Japan. X country skiers delite. #winterwonderland #hokkaidowinter #hokkaidoscape @compassroseexpeditions

87yr. old Mrs. Oba braves Hokkaido's heavy snows and Siberian winds. From  my archives, now searching for more kimono clad Mrs. Obas. #Hokkaido #Hokkaidowinter  @compassroseexpeditions
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87yr. old Mrs. Oba braves Hokkaido's heavy snows and Siberian winds. From my archives, now searching for more kimono clad Mrs. Obas. #Hokkaido #Hokkaidowinter @compassroseexpeditions

Wispy reeds of Suzuki, Japanese pampas grass, lie bowed by snow along the banks of a frozen stream. Often used literally in haiku poetry as a symbol of autumn, I find it equally beautiful to look at in the stark white of winter. #susuki #pampasgrass #hokkaidowinter #hokkaidoscape  @compassroseexpeditions
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Wispy reeds of Suzuki, Japanese pampas grass, lie bowed by snow along the banks of a frozen stream. Often used literally in haiku poetry as a symbol of autumn, I find it equally beautiful to look at in the stark white of winter. #susuki #pampasgrass #hokkaidowinter #hokkaidoscape @compassroseexpeditions

Today’s temp of -28 degrees  celsius leaves a coating of ice on every plant in the park.  Coldest day of the year. #hokkaido #daisetsuzan #hokkaidoscape #daisetsuzannationalpark #compassroseexpeditions
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Today’s temp of -28 degrees celsius leaves a coating of ice on every plant in the park. Coldest day of the year. #hokkaido #daisetsuzan #hokkaidoscape #daisetsuzannationalpark #compassroseexpeditions

Hokkaido mountain perfection. #mombetsu #hokkaidoscape #hokkaidowinter #hokkaido #compassroseexpeditions
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Hokkaido mountain perfection. #mombetsu #hokkaidoscape #hokkaidowinter #hokkaido #compassroseexpeditions

Buddha in snow: Toyokawa Inari Sapporo Betsuin  Is a tiny temple dedicated to the protection of children. The statue is dressed in warm clothes as a mother would do the same for her child. #buddha #susukino #sapporo #compassroseexpeditions
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Buddha in snow: Toyokawa Inari Sapporo Betsuin Is a tiny temple dedicated to the protection of children. The statue is dressed in warm clothes as a mother would do the same for her child. #buddha #susukino #sapporo #compassroseexpeditions

Layers of larch, birch and pine make for a typical Hokkaido landscape. #niseko #snowscape #hokkaido #compassroseexpeditions
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Layers of larch, birch and pine make for a typical Hokkaido landscape. #niseko #snowscape #hokkaido #compassroseexpeditions

Pillows of snow blanket the banks of Shiribetsu River, Niseko. Makes me wonder what’s underneath. #shiribetsu  #niseko #hokkaido #compassroseexpeditions
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Pillows of snow blanket the banks of Shiribetsu River, Niseko. Makes me wonder what’s underneath. #shiribetsu #niseko #hokkaido #compassroseexpeditions

A look back at happier times during a Lunar New Year Festival at Hongluo Temple, in Beijing, China. Unfortunately this year, due to the coronavirus outbreak, the city has canceled major public events including Lunar New Year temple fairs. We are hoping for a speedy recovery, and to our Chinese friends, please keep healthy and safe during these difficult times.  #beijing #springfestival #chinesenewyear #lunarnewyear2020
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A look back at happier times during a Lunar New Year Festival at Hongluo Temple, in Beijing, China. Unfortunately this year, due to the coronavirus outbreak, the city has canceled major public events including Lunar New Year temple fairs. We are hoping for a speedy recovery, and to our Chinese friends, please keep healthy and safe during these difficult times. #beijing #springfestival #chinesenewyear #lunarnewyear2020

Hakodate, Hokkaido:  on my first assignment for National Geographic back in 1979, I photographed #Hakodate from this very same spot atop the mountain that bears its name. The major difference today is the hundreds of tourists alongside me competing for space to take this same picture. But I do find this frame to be special thanks to this afternoon’s freshly fallen snow. Photographer’s luck! #Hakodateyama #hokkaido #nightscape #japan
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Hakodate, Hokkaido: on my first assignment for National Geographic back in 1979, I photographed #Hakodate from this very same spot atop the mountain that bears its name. The major difference today is the hundreds of tourists alongside me competing for space to take this same picture. But I do find this frame to be special thanks to this afternoon’s freshly fallen snow. Photographer’s luck! #Hakodateyama #hokkaido #nightscape #japan

Tokyo Digital Art Museum : “Borderless “ by teamLab in Odaiba is the ultimate selfie spot in Tokyo.  470 projectors and 500 plus computers create a 3D, multi -sensory digital space beyond believable. #odaibatokyo #borderless #teamlab
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Tokyo Digital Art Museum : “Borderless “ by teamLab in Odaiba is the ultimate selfie spot in Tokyo. 470 projectors and 500 plus computers create a 3D, multi -sensory digital space beyond believable. #odaibatokyo #borderless #teamlab

Steamy Spring Festival: A food vendor grills squid during a temple fair in Lianhuachi Park, Beijing. The celebration is for the Lunar New Year. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the city has unfortunately canceled major public events including Lunar New Year temple fairs this year.  #beijing #beijingopera #springfestival #chinesenewyear
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Steamy Spring Festival: A food vendor grills squid during a temple fair in Lianhuachi Park, Beijing. The celebration is for the Lunar New Year. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the city has unfortunately canceled major public events including Lunar New Year temple fairs this year. #beijing #beijingopera #springfestival #chinesenewyear