Japanese Garden. A Japanese garden at its core expresses the essence of nature. They often evoke a sense of tranquility and peace. Photo by Samuel Berner on Unsplash.
Seto Inland Sea. A few major Japanese cities have heavy industrial activity on the coast of the Seto Inland Sea, including Osaka, Kobe, and Hiroshima. Photo by Bernard Gagnon, CC BY-SA 3.0. Wikimedia Commons.
Torii gate (鳥居). A traditional Japanese gate that can be found at the entrances of Shinto shrines. Photo by Ken Smith on Unsplash.
Yorishiro (依り代). In the Shinto faith, a Yorishiro is an object used to summon gods (神, kami) for worship. This particular yorishiro is a giant cedar tree bound with a shimenawa rope (標縄). Photo by Chris Gladis, CC BY 2.0. Wikimedia Commons.