• Power To Japan
    April 5th, 2012By Category: Photography, Play
    The 'Hayate' Shinkansen is one bullet train which services the Tohoku (North Eastern) regions of Japan, which was heavily damaged by the March 11 quake and tsunami just over a year ago. How unfortunate, as I still remember at the time, the Tohoku region had only just la ... » Continue Reading
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    Miyajima Quick Guide
    April 3rd, 2012By Category: Photography, Travel
    Miyajima is a 40 minute trip by tram and ferry from downtown Hiroshima. Most people know Miyajima for its famous giant torii gate, which seems to float on top of the water. The island has been deemed a sacred place since ancient times and is now classified as a “Special ... » Continue Reading
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    The Usual 15 Minutes
    March 29th, 2012By Category: Photography, Play
      I don't spend too much time downtown since I live in the "country" out in Western Tokyo. But I do take advantage of the two or three times a week I make it in to the city to cram in some shots with the usual 15 minutes I have on my hand walking between train ... » Continue Reading
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    The Floating Gateway
    March 26th, 2012By Category: Photography, Play
    A lot has been covered about this majestic gate that seemingly floats in the sea in front of one of the most renowned shrines in all of Japan and possibly the world. This is, of course, the gateway, or 'torii' of Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on the ... » Continue Reading
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    OVERSEAS 2012: 3 women photographers bring the world closer to Japan
    February 26th, 2012By Category: Photography
    RICOH Photo Gallery RING CUTE in Ginza is holding a photo exhibition called "OVERSEAS 2012" which displays photos taken by three Japanese women in foreign countries. The theme of the photo exhibition is that "the world is closer than we feel and think." Here are the ... » Continue Reading
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    Tokyo Compression
    February 17th, 2012By Category: Photography
    When you ask anyone to name one thing about Japan that impresses them the most, in most likelihood, one of the responses will be it's transportation system. Responsible for transporting millions of people everyday, Japan's transportation is one, if not, the most effici ... » Continue Reading
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    Making it Easy
    January 17th, 2012By Category: Photography
      For frequent doses of inspiration I often visit Arons blog 'You Can Make it Easy'. Based in Hawaii, Aron has a love for Japanese culture and his site reflects this. It's a veritable treasure trove of amazing music, photos, art and thoughts that are make life a litt ... » Continue Reading
  • Shimbashi Nights
    November 4th, 2011By Category: Photography
    One thing I have always enjoyed about Japan are the seemingly endless small details to discover, lurking behind every corner. Among some places in Tokyo with especially many of these corners is Shimbashi.Essentially known as the archtype of a Japanese salaryman after- ... » Continue Reading
  • Summer Festivals
    August 11th, 2011By Category: Photography
    There's an abundance of festivities during Summer in Japan most famous and popular of all are the summer fireworks which draws thousands of spectators to the more local festivals of traditional street parade performances. One such is Awaodori, a 400 year old traditio ... » Continue Reading
  • Snowing in Spring
    April 12th, 2011By Category: Photography
    Sakura season seems to have only begun in Tokyo but last weekend was probably the last time to see them in full bloom before the strong Spring wind and rain sweeps them away. Even though the events of March 11 has cast a gloom over the festivities and with the govern ... » Continue Reading


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