Osaka & Kyoto

Horizontal torrents rip through our umbrellas turning them inside-out within seconds, the hail that follows threatens to do the same to us. We decide our impromptu walk from the outskirts of Nara to Thirsty Donkey, a local drinking establishment serving beer and chips, in the depths of summer during heavy rain was a fairly bad idea.

It wasn’t raining when we started.

Copious quantities of beer help to soothe the biting pain of ice balls the size of Maltesers, whilst chips and dips keep us from going hungry, for a while. Soon, though, ravenous stomachs filled to the brim with flat beer start complaining.

Twisted Trunks

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The Emerald Forest

Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D4

Through Osaka

Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D700

Under Cover

Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D700

Lee Aimer Minamihorie

Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D700

Nara Deer

Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D700

Kyoto

Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D700

A Driverless Train

Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D700

Operation Ivy

Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D700

Tracks

Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D700

Kyoto At Night

Barnaby Jaco Skinner / Nikon D700