- 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.
- Is that a Tokyo Skytree in your pocket?
June 1st, 2012
As we all know, the Japanese make the coolest stuff and the nanoblock building toys are no different. Imagine getting all your Lego and putting it in the dryer and turning on the heat. Boom, an hour later, your Lego is now the size of nanoblocks. These things are seriously small!
- 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 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 ^^
- Video: Jindaiji Daruma Festival
April 12th, 2012
I must admit I didn’t know alot about this festival until recently when I found a couple of YouTube videos and decided to find out more. The Jindaiji Temple Daruma Fair takes place annually on March 3rd and 4th at the Jindaiji Temple.
- 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 ^^