We took the Haunted Tokyo Tour on the last day of the New Year week with one of the stops being a cemetery that houses one of Japan’s most famous painters Hokusai Katusika. I picked one of his most famous pieces The Great Wave off Kanagawa for my New Years cards this year.


The cemetery was filled with stories (thanks to a great guide). Many had paid tribute to their ancestors with sake …

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and incense …

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and flowers.


These flowers caught my eye, a stark contrast to the headstones they adorned.


One more angle.


A solemn place brought alive with color.

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