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Top 10 Readers’ Photos: September

This month's shots were pure poetry.

Every month, we’re selecting our favorite travel images from readers. Tag your photo on Instagram or Twitter with #GaijinPotTravel for a chance to be featured on our site.

1. “Hachi waits at the train station / The dog waits for nine minutes / It’s after five / It’s time / And the professor doesn’t arrive.”

(Shibuya station, Tokyo)

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2. “Oh, somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly. And the dream that you dare to… Oh why, oh why can’t I?”

(Rainbow BridgeOdaiba, Tokyo)

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3. “I am the people—the mob—the crowd—the mass.”

(Hiroshima City, Hiroshima)

4. “A momentary repose accompanied by joys like the drumming of the ocean; colored with sorrows of unknown origin. Didn’t it seem like the nape of the slope sparkled; though it was simply the leaves of its shrubs turning over all at once?”

(Meoto Iwa, Mie)

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5. “Dreams, memories, the sacred–they are all alike in that they are beyond our grasp.”

(Matsumoto Castle, Nagano)

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6. “His soul stretched tight across the skies / That fade behind a city block / Or trampled by insistent feet / At four and five and six o’clock.”

(Umeda Sky BuildingOsaka)

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7. “To be completely alive every moment in spite of the inevitable.”

(Shirahige Shrine, Shiga)

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8. “Don’t undress my love / you might find a mannequin / don’t undress the mannequin / you might find my love.”

(Dotonbori, Osaka)

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9. “Last night I drunk text messaged God.”

(Ushiki, Ibaraki)

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10. “There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.”

(Takeda Castle Ruins, Hyogo)

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