Japan Trip, November 1-11, 2006

A group of 14 intrepid pen collectors and friends went to Japan for 10 days to see the country and to learn a bit about the crafts of creating lacquerware and maki-e decorations. I took many photos, so some of these pages are very long. You should be able to look at the early photos while the later photos load. Please use the day-by-day links to the left to follow our travels.

Please know that I am not a photographer (you will figure that out right away) and I take pictures for my own memories and for family and friends. Some of these are even from a moving bus! I hope you enjoy, flaws and all.

Sincere and heartfelt thanks to Kevin, Bernard, and Dani for planning a wonderful trip! Thanks also to my travelling companions for making the trip so much fun.