By the way, Daichi, It's hard to tell because the image is kind of blurry, but I'm almost positive the Japanese in that image is typed, not hand written.
I specifically searched for an example of handwriting, but when I found this I, like yourself, thought it looked typed. However, after checking closely I'm sure it is handwritten. This person must be very good at it because the characters have a very uniform look.
Look closely at the first word. You should be able to see that the final stroke loops in a slightly different shape in each of the examples.
I ran back across this discussion while looking for a better explanation of why some kana are written differently... and decided to dig into this a bit further. (And yes, I realize that I just blasted an over 6 year old thread to the top of the list.)
I would also bet on it being typed. The text is apparently from Snow Country
(雪国 Yukiguni) by the author Yasunari Kawabata
(川端 康成 Kawabata Yasunari, 14 June 1899 – 16 April 1972).
I'm pretty positive that it's merely an image of a page from that book. It's possible
that someone wrote it out as part of some school assignment or something, but I think it highly unlikely. I think the 'differences' we're seeing are nothing more than artifacts of the print process and subsequently very poor resolution scan etc.