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Outdoor Photography of Japan: Through the Seasons [Kindle Edition]

Daniel H. Wieczorek , Kazuya Numazawa
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A Book of Photos taken in eastern and northern Japan through the four seasons of the year. Daniel has been living in Japan for over 10 years and he and Kazuya have known each other for about 9 of those years. They have been traveling around together and doing photography in northern and eastern Japan and exhibiting their work on their respective websites. Friends have been encouraging them to prepare a book of their photos so that the world can see them. They have finally gotten around to doing just that. This book highlights approximately 430 of their photos. The photos range from astounding mountain scenery taken through the seasons to close-up photos of flowers – also through the seasons. If you wonder what Japan has to offer the traveler or tourist this book will give you some hints and clues as to what you might be able to see if you travel to Japan in any of the four seasons. This book will take you as far north as you can go on Hokkaido, the Northern Island, as well as to Akita, Aomori, Fukushima, Gifu, Gunma, Kanagawa, Nagano, Niigata, Saitama, Shizuoka, Tochigi, Toyama, Yamagata and Yamanashi Prefectures in Japan.


This book is also available as a 3 part series for Kindle. If you just search for "Outdoor Photography of Japan" in books you should find all 3 parts easily.

Volume 1 includes Winter & Spring
Volume 2 includes Summer only
Volume 2 includes Autumn only

As these are photo books you should expect large download sizes.
Also note that as everything is in color this is an ideal series for Kindle for PC or Kindle Fire.

What's the difference between this Complete Book and the 3 Volume set? In the 3 Volume set the image quality is better - the images have not been reduced in quality for the 3 Volume set.

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This book is also available as a 3 part series for Kindle. If you just search for "Outdoor Photography of Japan" in books you should find all 3 parts easily.

  • Volume 1 includes Winter & Spring
  • Volume 2 includes Summer only
  • Volume 3 includes Autumn only

As these are photo books you should expect large download sizes.
Also note that as everything is in color this is an ideal series for Kindle for PC or Kindle Fire.

What's the difference between this Complete Book and the 3 Volume set? In the 3 Volume set the image quality is better - the images have not been reduced in quality for the 3 Volume set.

Product Details

  • File Size: 25877 KB
  • Print Length: 362 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (October 23, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005YVA9EC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #787,631 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ah, to live the dream... March 3, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Daniel Wieczorek and Kazuya Numazawa seem to have. Daniel was born in Ionia, Michigan, and has now made it to the fine age of 66. He moved to Tokyo, Japan in 2001, and his "day job" is teaching English. But his avocation and passion is seeing the natural world of Japan. He linked up with Kazuya Numazawa, and they spend much of their free time hiking, camping, and recording the beauty of Japan, particularly the flowers and landscapes. Their "record" is this book, expensive in the hard copy versions, but fortunately available in the Kindle version, where it can equally well be appreciated.

The pictures in the book are taken from their travels over a 10-year period to the northern island of Hokkaido as well as the northern and central prefectures of the central island of Honshu. They commence in the winter months, and the book is arranged through the seasons thereafter. Part of the significance of the book is discovering the "art of the possible," that is, how they traveled around Japan, where they stayed, how long it took, etc., and simply learning what areas and places they considered important to see. It was interesting to learn that in all their travels they elected never to climb iconic Mt. Fuji, due to the crowds, and the regimentation along the trail. Best, it seems, to be seen from afar, and this collection contains an excellent picture of Mt. Fuji, with susuki grass in the foreground.

The highlights commenced on the first page of the narrative, with the "Frost Flowers" which were photographed on Mt. Takao and are the stems of the Keiskea japonica (there is no English common name.) They are not really a flower at all, but rather the appealing shapes that are taken when the sap in the stems freezes, expands, and breaks the stem, like a frozen water pipe as the author says.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful images...quite spectacular March 13, 2012
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There are some breathtakingly beautiful pictures in this book. The focus is on landscapes and flowers, which is what makes the images even more remarkable, because it isn't about anything other than the beauty of the simple landscape that surrounds us and we take for granted. It is just nature in its purest form. The images are best appreciated on the pc/ipad or tablet, as the older Kindle generation doesn't do them much justice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beauty and Grace February 25, 2014
By Melinda
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I'm an artist, so any book providing 230 photographs of Japan throughout the seasons is a wonderful source of inspiration for me. This book has some of the most stunning nature photographs I have ever seen. The pix range from flora, fauna, to landscape. They range from the minute to the gigantic. As the seasons change, you get a good feel for the environmental changes and the accompanying text is very thorough and explicative.

I know I will use this book time and time again for its fine art quality photos. If you are looking for inspiration, love nature photography, or are thinking of traveling to Japan, then this is a Must Read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome photos August 6, 2013
By Tammy
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Never having been to Japan, I wanted to see the sights. This book shows a great variety of landscapes. The photos are really beautiful.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Incredible Photography! June 24, 2013
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This compilation of the most beautiful sites that Japan has to offer throughout all of it's seasons is just incredible. The pictures of the most beautiful plants, and majestic topography have made me want to experience Japan firsthand. Thank you Daniel, for sharing this part of the world!
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book! June 21, 2013
By yi hu
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very natural and tranquil scenes from Japan, intensify the urge to visit Japan in the near future, highly recommend you!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful pictures June 20, 2013
By Travis
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If you can't afford this book, try to borrow it from your local library. It's worth looking over once or twice just to get a good look at the beautiful images printed within it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars beautiful but the images are too small June 20, 2013
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This is a lovely book with beautiful images, but like all kindle books, the images do not increase in size. So depending on your device, the images can be too big or small or if you want to look at a particular detail, not possible. I find that particularly frustrating.

However, that said - the photographs are poetic, capturing the unique beauty of Japan.
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Daniel Wieczorek was born in 1947 in Ionia, Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Forestry in 1969. He moved to Oregon to work in the field of forestry in 1971. That was followed by a move to Alaska in 1975, where he continued his career in forestry. After about a 14 year career in forestry, Daniel decided to do something different and he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in The Philippines from 1985 - 1987. Upon completion of his Peace Corps service he returned to Alaska, where he attended the University of Alaska - Fairbanks and received an M.B.A. in 1991. This was followed by a move to South Korea in 1992, where Daniel taught English to Korean people wishing to improve their English Language skills. Daniel's next stop was in New York City, where he worked as temporary staff at Deutsche Bank from 1998 - 2001. He left NYC in March 2001 and moved on to his present home in Mitaka City, Tokyo, Japan. He is teaching English in Japan and at this time he's been teaching as a career for about 17 years. He has been hiking, climbing and doing photography since he was about 12 years old.

At the present time he likes to go hiking/mountain climbing at every possible opportunity with his partner Kazuya Numazawa.

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