It goes without saying that 2011 was a difficult year for everyone in Japan. As the country continues to mend in 2012, I hope the rest of the world does not forget the beauty that is everywhere here.
In 12 months, through four distinct seasons and an emotionally impactful year, it is Japan that taught me how to be strong, persevering and unafraid. For that, I am forever grateful.
All of these photos were taken with my iPhone, Nikon Coolpix S6000 or Lumix G2.