Striking Photographs of Hokkaido By Train

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We're obsessed with trains around this house so when we stumbled upon this latest series of photographs capturing life in a far off Japanese land during the depths of winter we just had to share. There is a limited express train service named “Okhotsk-no-Kaze (Wind of Okhotsk)” in Japan operated by the Hokkaido Railway Company that runs across the Hokkaido Prefecture. First introduced in 1959, Shanghai-based photographer Ying Yin's documents this trip from Sapporo to Abashiri, a city located on the coast of the Okhotsk Sea. Yin has an incredible way of capturing the heavy snow, silence and loneliness of local life resulting in watercolor-esque images that are simple yet incredibly striking. Enjoy and be sure to check out more of this talented young photographers work here.

 

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Ibby Sasso

Wife, mom, "writer", pun lover, wannabe memory champion, candle and handwriting connoisseur. Public Relations veteran, most recently as director of PR, I oversaw global strategic communications for one of the most iconic American brands, Levi's. I like to travel and talk :P

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