Illusions observed outdoors #3

since May 11, 2006

The distance between the two torii appears to be far.

The distance between them appears to be near.

(standing sand)

"Kamigamo-jinja shrine illusion"

Copyright Akiyoshi Kitaoka 2008 (May 18)

Kamigamo jinja

The distance appears to be near.

The distance appears to be far.

"Rikkyo University hedge illusion"

Copyright Akiyoshi Kitaoka 2008 (May 18)

Rikkyo University

"Skewed staircase illusion in Shigaraki"

The staircase appears to tilt.

Copyright Akiyoshi Kitaoka 2008 (April 21)

Shigaraki, one hour by car from Kyoto, is famous for ceramics.

"Ritsumeikan University's shuttle bus moving illusion"

Buses appear to start to move.

Copyright Akiyoshi Kitaoka 2008 (Feburuary 13)

"Jastow illusion with toy rails"

The curved rail placed inside appears to be larger than the one placed outside, though they are of the same size.

Copyright Akiyoshi Kitaoka 2007 (August 17)

Many preschool children know this illusion in Japan.

"Bookshelf tilt illusion"

The lower two shelves appear to tilt clockwise. This illusion is the Zöllner illusion.

Copyright Keita Hiraki 2007
from Keita Hiraki, Junkudo-shoten Osaka-honten, Osaka, July 29, 2007

"Unstable pavement"

The pavement appears to sway.

Copyright HT 2007
from HT,Osaka, June 4, 2007

This photo was taken in Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan.

"Car moving illusion"

Cars appear to move.

May 11, 2006

at Awaji-shima island, Hyogo, Japan, May 3, 2006

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