Our house in Japan really was built over a koy pond like this! We had a huge, 8 inch thick piece a glass for viewing, right in the middle of the living room floor. This one is from Kenrokuen, Kanazawa, Japan.
Persimmon and Snow scene Japan- this color scheme reminds me of Snow White, because this is exactly what her mother was looking at when she wished for a daughter with hair as black as wood, lips as red as blood, and skin as white as snow.
"Japan Real Food Adventure, 12 days, food tour: Indulge on fresh and succulent sushi and sashimi, score a bargain at the Tsukiji Fish Market, knock back some sake at a Kyoto brewery and explore the country’s sights on a food tour of Japan.
Prayer boards at Meiji Jingu Shrine, Tokyo, Japan; People from all over Japan (and from all over the world too) leave these prayer boards on which they write their wishes for the monks of the monastery to bless.