Found Typography in Japan, New Years 2014: Part 1

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The entrance to Fushimi Inari Shrine, traditionally a place to pray for good luck and prosperity.

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The sign reads Ishida. I love the typography on this- hand-painted, faded, but still very bold and readable.

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The walk up to Fushimi Shrine.

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Taiyaki stand. I’m not sure why, but the way the blue tarp sat underneath the fish banner, it made me think of water, or piled ice.

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Old and new Kyoto advertising together. Teramachi Street.

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One of my favorite shots of the whole trip, taken around Sanjo. The sign reads (or rather used to read) Kiyota, but one of the letters has long since fallen off.