Your pictures: Japan

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Each week we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week the theme is Japan and we begin with a photo sent in by Tom and Armandina of the dramatic torii of Itsukushima.
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Charles Tyack: "This may look like the Eiffel Tower, but it's Japan's take on the tower, and took the crown as tallest tower in the world when it was built in 1958."
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Sarah Marks: "We stayed in a traditional Japanese ryokan in Asamaonsen when we visited in 2007. In this photo, we had just enjoyed a traditional welcoming green tea."
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Aileen May Bayot: "My friend Jem defeated by the Samurai in Nikko, Japan."
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Cathy Oxby: "This was taken at Tskiji fish market in Tokyo. It is fascinating to see the vast array of colours, shapes and sizes that come from the deep."
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Damien Devaux: "Me, tired and jet-lagged, trying to get some sleep at the Green Plaza capsule hotel, Shinjuku, Tokyo."
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Edward Krzywdzinski: "An almost surreal, yet beautiful, scene from the Tokyo Tower observation deck of the city below, seemingly spreading out to infinity."
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Keigo Moriyama took a ride on the underground network to get this shot of Tokyo life.
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Steve McQueen: "I was coming down an escalator which gave a great vantage point for the shot. As I rushed to get the camera out of my pocket, the bride threw her bouquet of flowers just as I pressed the button to take the photo."
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Jason Pemberton: "Ema wish tablets with Manga style characters left at Kanda Myojin Shinto Shrine in Tokyo, Japan."
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Steve Logan: "A group of beautiful Geisha I saw waiting for a friend in the street in Kyoto."
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Raoul Rechnitz: "I took this photo while sitting for two hours completely motionless in a small Sumo training room. We were not allowed to sit with legs crossed, so kneeling down, I captured this moment. The calmness of the men was so refreshing, but their strength was extraordinary."
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Annegret Finlay: "Fresh tuna sold at Tokyo's world famous Tsukiji Fish Market."
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And we end with a picture from Anton Holmes. Next week the theme is sleep and the deadline for your entries is 13 March. If you would like to enter, send your pictures to yourpics@bbc.co.uk. Further details and terms can be found by following the link below this gallery.

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