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@aribeser  True stories from my travels and work. @natgeo @gettyimages @the_fulbright_program @goodbyenukes

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10 days ago

My last full day in Japan was super rainy, I was kind of bummed. Then today the weather cleared up, all of the haze was brought down by the rain and Fuji was visible from Tokyo- a rare sight. So if it wasn’t for that rainy day I wouldn’t have seen 🗻! You can also see Skytree in the lower right hand corner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestjapanpics #welivetoexplore #optoutside #roamtheplanet #visualsoflife #themoderndayexplorer #lifeofadventure #passionpassport #openmyworld #tokyo #fuji #travelgram #discoverearth #welltraveled #finditliveit #worldtravelbook #exploretocreate #instapassport #Japan #liveauthentic #justgoshoot #lonelyplanet #stayandwander #japanese #sonyalpha #sonyworldclub #alphacollective

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12 days ago

Spent a few days in Shirakawa-Go. The UNESCO world heritage site is nestled in a mountain valley in Gifu prefecture. I’ve always wanted to see it covered in snow but even on a bright spring day with the plum blossoms emerging or with the the misty rains falling was magic . . . . . . . . . . . #bestjapanpics #welivetoexplore #optoutside #roamtheplanet #visualsoflife #themoderndayexplorer #lifeofadventure #passionpassport #openmyworld #shirakawa #unesco #travelgram #discoverearth #welltraveled #finditliveit #worldtravelbook #exploretocreate #instapassport #Japan #liveauthentic #justgoshoot #lonelyplanet #stayandwander #explorejapan #sonyalpha #sonyworldclub #visitjapanjp at 【世界遺産】ひだ 白川郷 THE WORLD HERITAGE SHIRAKAWA-GO

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13 days ago

Shirakawa-Go, The UNESCO world heritage site. The Gassho style houses are built this way to offload the weight of the heavy snow that falls in the winter. Gassho means the ritual gesture of putting your hands together in prayer 🙏🏼. The houses get their name because they look like hands praying. . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestjapanpics #welivetoexplore #optoutside #roamtheplanet #visualsoflife #themoderndayexplorer #lifeofadventure #passionpassport #openmyworld #shirakawa #unesco #travelgram #discoverearth #welltraveled #finditliveit #worldtravelbook #exploretocreate #instapassport #Japan #liveauthentic #justgoshoot #lonelyplanet #stayandwander #japanese #sonyalpha #sonyworldclub #alphacollective at 【世界遺産】ひだ 白川郷 THE WORLD HERITAGE SHIRAKAWA-GO

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14 days ago

Kanazawa is known for its Edo Period streets and tea districts, but the ancient city also has a touch of modern. The 21st century museum has forward thinking works from all over the world including Team Lab, Yayoi Kusama, and James Turrel to name a few. Designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of the architecture firm SANAA. . . . . . . . . . . #natgeoinspires #beautifuldestinations #neverstopexploring #welivetoexplore #modernarchitecture @modern.architect #roamtheplanet #visualsoflife #themoderndayexplorer #lifeofadventure #passionpassport #openmyworld #arthouse #architectureporn #travelgram #discoverearth #welltraveled #finditliveit #worldtravelbook #exploretocreate #instapassport #instaart #liveauthentic #jamesturrell #lonelyplanet #yayoikusama #teamlab #sonya7sii #21stcenturymuseum #sony at Kanazawa, Ishikawa

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16 days ago

A nephew of my friend was learning about Hiroshima and Nagasaki in school and he wanted me to talk to him about my grandfather’s experience as a serviceman on both planes. After a while explaining how he got in the Manhattan project I asked the boy and his father who accompanied him if they’d like to hear about the survivors. “People survived it?!” He asked in astonishment. “Oh yes, and a lot of them were your age,” I said to the boy. While I took the first photo in 2015, and the woman in it passed away from leukemia, no doubt from the radiation she was exposed to as a teenager, I knew I had to go back and do more. These photos are the first of what i hope will be many more to come. (1) Yoshie Oka, and the air raid alert shelter on the imperial army headquarters where she worked at 13. She was to issue the air raid warning that came in suddenly but it was too late. She did however release the initial report to the outside (2) Keiko Ogura, her father made her stay home that day. He had a strange foreboding something might happen he said and keiko you will stay home. She was upset and playing in the street when the bomb went off. “I heard later from my classmates who survived that the difference between being on the top of the slide and waiting your turn at the bottom meant the difference between life and incineration. (3) Jong Kuen Lee. A rail worker he was on his way to Hiroshima station when the bomb dropped. (4) Sakue Shimohira’s brother had heard what happened in Hiroshima. He told his sister that if an air raid warning is released stay in the shelter even after it is lifted. She did and survived 800 meters from the blast over Urakami, about a mile away from Nagasaki. (5) Miyako Jodai, hates coming back here. The area was hardly burned due to hill shadow, so it still retains all of the old names on the shops and buildings. She hasn’t come back in 20 years. : . . #nagasaki #bestjapanpics #optoutside #roamtheplanet #visualsoflife #themoderndayexplorer #lifeofadventure #passionpassport #openmyworld #finedining #hibakusha #travelgram #discoverearth #welltraveled #finditliveit #worldtravelbook #exploretocreate #instapassport #Japan #liveauthentic #justgoshoot

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18 days ago

Imagine a bomb so intense that when it drops and it doesn’t burn you, you still get crippled by its blast. We don’t have to imagine it. That’s what radiation does when released by nuclear weapons. A single atom of plutonium or uranium shoots through the body deteriorating everything it touches. A single atom lasts thousands of years. Chieko Watanabe’s body was flooded with these atoms. They say learning from history prevents its repetition, but we learned from history and it’s still repeating. Nuclear weapons are no longer bombs of the past. They are very much our present. We need to tell the stories, yes but we also need to engage with them. We need to create our own and we need to do it before we vote ourselves to our own demise. We have choices at every election. We can choose our salvation. Or we can choose the end. . . . : . . . . . #nagasaki #bestjapanpics #optoutside #roamtheplanet #visualsoflife #themoderndayexplorer #lifeofadventure #passionpassport #openmyworld #finedining #sakura #travelgram #discoverearth #welltraveled #finditliveit #worldtravelbook #exploretocreate #instapassport #Japan #liveauthentic #justgoshoot #lonelyplanet #stayandwander #japanese #sonyalpha #history #alphacollective at Nagasaki, Nagasaki

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20 days ago

My favorite Japanese pastime, hanami means to watch flowers. While droves of tourists clog Tokyo’s parks, Nagasaki’s little known Nagayo Park is a cherry blossoms haven made just for the locals. Where is your favorite place to watch the sakura? . . . . . . . . . #bestjapanpics #welivetoexplore #optoutside #roamtheplanet #visualsoflife #themoderndayexplorer #lifeofadventure #passionpassport #openmyworld #nagasaki #sakura #travelgram #discoverearth #welltraveled #finditliveit #worldtravelbook #exploretocreate #instapassport #Japan #liveauthentic #justgoshoot #lonelyplanet #stayandwander #japanese #sonyalpha #countryside #alphacollective

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