I was helped this year by the trick Lensbaby lens and Adobe's Lightroom software. Most of these photos were shot in RAW and converted to JPEG for posting to flickr. I use a Canon EOS 40D camera.
These photos can also be found at my flickr set: Restospective 2008
Part one can be found here. Part three can be found here.
Address Sign - Inari Shrine, Kyoto
Supporting Failure - Himeji, Hyogo
A support from what was the Himeji Monorail.
Brilliant City / Maroon Train - Juso, Osaka
A Hankyu train crosses over the Yodogawa into Umeda.
Kaijyohoancho - Kata, Wakayama
Abandoned Cable Car - Hiei-zan, Kyoto
Bicycle Parking - Wakayama-city, Wakayama
Take the Other Route - Hasedera, Nara
Waiting in Line - Inari Shrine, Kyoto,
Shimbun Signs - Hasedera, Nara
Newspapers have local delivery distributors in Japan. In urban areas most only sell papers from one company, but in rural areas one distributor might take on many papers. These signs advertise which papers this store distributes.
1963-1 - Joto-ku, Osaka