Photos from the Kanto plain area (mostly) of Japan: Tokyo, Yokohama, Kawasaki, and surrounding areas. Not likely to see many geisha or samurai. Just the Japan which has little to do with myths and movies---and yes, Tokyo IS part of the "real Japan."
On the Tama River. As soon as I saw this scene, it reminded me of when I was a kid in West Virginia, as well as of the title of a book (Death in the Long Grass---a book about Africa) that I read years ago.