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One Afternoon in Shinagawa Station 1

Last week, I spent an hour shooting around Shinagawa station after getting my engineer visa renewed for another year in Japan. The station was not too crowded (well, it wasn’t in the rush hours), but still, you can see a lot of people mostly in suits, rushing towards to, and away from the station. This […]

Hanami 2010 4

Hanami is a Japanese tradition of enjoying the view of flowers especially the sakura or cherry blossoms during spring season. The word ‘hanami’ is almost synonymous to outdoor picnicking or partying. (Hanami was first used as a term analogous to cherry blossom viewing in the Heian era novel Tale of Genji. Whilst a wisteria viewing […]

Rêve d’Herbert at Roppongi Art Night 2

“The parade of the white balloon people!” Last weekend at the Roppongi Art Night, I’ve witnessed an amazing dream-like street performance by Compagnie des Quidams. The whole act is called “Rêve d’Herbert“, which means “Herbert’s Dream“. “The slim, human-like shadow-beings, wander around the streets seeking out light. In the quiet of night, these figures gesture […]

Photowalk in Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park Comments Off on Photowalk in Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park

The Flickr Tokyo Photo Session (FTPS) group had last month’s photo walk in Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park in Minami-Azabu, Tokyo. [Map] History Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park was originally the urban villa of a feudal lord, Minonokami Nambu. In 1896 it was acquired by the noble Arisugawa-no-miya family. However, as Japan modernized, more and more importance began to […]

Christmas Illumination in Tokyo 3

Japan, as a non-Christian country, does not celebrate Christmas. December 25th is not a national holiday. But Japanese people, as great lovers of festivals and celebrations, try to celebrate it in a commercial way. Local government and big companies decorate parks and buildings with colorful illumination. Last Saturday, I went to Tokyo Midtown, Shiodome, and […]