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We traveled to Japan in 1974, 1977 and 1979. More than other places visited Japan was a paradox, at once modern and ancient, chaotic and serene, conformist and unique, tacky and profound. That duality escaped my camera which seemed only interested in the traditional tourist venues of Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples. I needn't apologize; however touristic these sites may be, one has the sense that they still contain the soul of Japanese culture.