- Japan Images: Life In The Mirror
August 29th, 2012
A slice of life reflected in the mirror somewhere along the backstreets of the beautiful Tokyo suburb of Naka-Meguro.
- Japan Images: Harajuku Graffiti
August 9th, 2012
A great piece of graffiti on a wall in Harajuku. It seems to have survived for quite a few years but I’m not sure of the back story.
- Japan Images: Asakusa Geta
June 22nd, 2012
I spotted these two girls wearing two styles of Geta – apparently the tall ones are for wearing in snow or rain to keep whatever you are wearing from dragging on the ground – clever! Geta (木屐/下駄) are a form of traditional Japanese footwear that resemble both clogs and flip-flops.
- Japan Images: Late Afternoon Asakusa
June 5th, 2012
I shot this in the late afternoon sunlight under the Komagata Bridge (こまがたはし), one of the many bridges that cross the Sumida River in Asakusa, Tokyo. Taken with a Sony NEX-5N and Voigtlander Ultron 28mm.
- Japan Images: Ginza Contemplation
May 21st, 2012
You could easily get lost for a whole day in the labyrinth of tunnels that feed in and out of the subway area of Ginza, Tokyo. There are tunnels that stretch out for many street blocks and deliver commuters to the offices and shopping centres that litter one of Tokyo’s most glamourous and expensive suburbs.
- Japan Signs: Van Haren
May 3rd, 2012
Unfortunately we didn’t find much that qualified as exciting out at Chiba but I did get to visit Tower Records, which I hadn’t been to in a very long time, ever since iTunes came along. One CD stood out in particular with the phonetic Japanese spelling of the classic American rock band – Van Halen ^^
- Japan Images: Nakameguro Timelapse
April 20th, 2012
I started to edit these and tried black and white but in the end I left them as is from the camera. Taken in the back streets of Nakameguro at about 11pm – got some strange looks lying in the middle of the road with a tripod ^^
- Japan Images: The Mother-In-Law
April 5th, 2012
I am making an assumption here but this lady looked to be the Mother-In-Law at a weekend wedding I saw at Meiji Shrine. Otherwise it’s a nice black and white of a random well-dressed older lady in Tokyo – take your pick!
- Japan Images: Lonely Vending Machine
March 30th, 2012
Vending machines don’t lead a very fulfilling life, just sitting around waiting for the next customer – whenever he or she may come along. This particular machine looked particularly lonely and unloved in the back streets of Nakameguro. Awwwww ^^
- Naturally High: Japan’s Pepsi Energy Cola
March 28th, 2012
Pepsi Energy Cola (ペプシ エナジーコーラ) is marketed as a natural product with ingredients such as Royal Jelly extract, Caffeine, Arginine plus Ginseng (高麗人参) and Guarana extract. It had a great taste but it didn’t seem to have much kick to it afterwards so I guess it is back to the Red Bull for me!