Michael Yamashita@yamashitaphoto

National Geographic Photographer; Author; Keynote Speaker; Workshop Leader; Asia Specialist. @thesilkroadjourney Tibet Photography Workshop info here:


Lady in red - here’s what a Beijing street looked like in 1982 on my first trip to China. The color red was a rarity as well as a car. #red #bicycle #beijing @thesilkroadjourney


Lake Willoughby, known for its deep, clear and cold waters. #northeastkingdom #lakewilloughby #vermont


Morning stretch - #northeastkingdom #vermont @natgeocreative


Lake on fire - this mornings sunrise on Island Pond, Northeast Kingdom, Vermont. #onvacation #islandpond #northeastkingdom


Happy birthday to Singapore on it’s 53rd National Day. Singapore is where my career started. I feel like we have grown up together. #sg53 @gov.sg @temasekseen @leehsienloong @thesilkroadjourney


Golden light on a rock strewn stream in Hokkaido’s Daisetsuzan National Park. My cool vision for a hot summer day. #daisetsuzan #daisetsuzannationalpark #fungshui


Pasta/noodles existed in both Italy and China well before Marco Polo visited in the 13th century. It was invented by the Persians and brought to both countries by Arab traders. Whatever the origins it remains the world’s favorite comfort food. #pasta #noodles @thesilkroadjourney


So did Marco Polo bring spaghetti and ravioli from Italy to China? Or did he take lamien noodles and dumplings from China to Italy? #spaghetti #lamien #noodles Find out the answer in tomorrow ‘s @yamashitaphoto instagram post.


Beijing opera star transformation - #beijingopera #makeupartistry @thesilkroadjourney


Dip nets line the banks of a canal in Đồng Tháp Mười (Plain of Reeds) in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam.
#MekongDelta #Vietnam


Women separate rice husks, used for animal feed, from the grain destined for human consumption by shaking the rice in woven baskets and throwing it into the air, bathing themselves in a shower of rice dust. The Mekong Delta, where Soc Trang is located, is the rice bowl of Vietnam. #ricehusk #soctrang #mekongdelta


The Mekong Delta is a huge network of canals which far outnumber the roads. This aerial view shows the five spokes of the Mekong River as it divides into five canals at its confluence in Phung Hiep, Vietnam. You can get a glimpse of the floating market on the lower right, beginning to form in the early morning hours when I took this picture from a helicopter. #phunghiep #cantho #mekongdelta @thesilkroadjourney