A pair of "kadomatsu," or gate pine, decorations are shown in front of a store in Tokyo's Taito Ward. An element of Japan's native Shinto religion, the kadomatsu are set up in pairs in front of homes and businesses to welcome goddess of lucky directions for the New Year's holiday and serve as their temporary abode. (Photo and caption by Louis Templado)
Japanese tea room
Japanese traditional farm house
Japanese garden...hey, Hannah, how about this one for your Mulan board?