A few of the thousands of lanterns lit up for the Mitama Matsuri in Tokyo !
The traditional sign depicting the entrance of a onsen / bath house.
Late evening at the Mitama Matsuri in Tokyo. Took the wrong lens with me : way too crowded for the 135mm to be really useful.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present you : Tokyo DisneySea. While I still prefer Tokyo Disneyland, there’s no denying that food is a lot better in DisneySea. Also, for exhausted dads, they even serve beer!
A few shots I forgot to upload from our last visit to Kusatsu Onsen !
If you don’t care about getting wet and if your material can withstand humidity, the rainy season also offers nice photographic opportunities.
I do no think it can get more Japanese than that : two Japanese school girls crossing the Kintai Bridge!
Short stroll under the rain at night.
Subway leaving the station.
Always clean !
Increasing my “commuting/transportation” collection on Getty. Why shot from the back ? Simply because they do not require a model release :)
Commuting underground : from Yurakucho to Hibiya station in Tokyo.
Couple in Kusatsu Onsen, heading for a hot bath !
A few shots from one of the natural hot spring in Kusatsu Onsen : 15,000L of hot water per minute. In total, more than 32,000 liters of spring water gush out every minute in Kusatsu, making it the largest flowing water volume of all hot springs in Japan. It is also one of Japan’s most […]
Cute manhole covers in Kusatsu Onsen.
Tokyo Daijingu during the rainy season here in Japan. Lovely reflections on the stone floor! I got wet, my camera got wet, but I think it was worth it, what do you think?
A very relaxing posture on a rainy day I presume :)
Any season in Japan is a photogenic opportunity :)
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present you the 2014 Audi RS4 B8 in Daytona Grey ! And a short video of how the exhaust sounds like when revving the 4.2L V8 till the red line. You can clearly hear the difference between Comfort and Dynamic modes. Too bad V8s are becoming things of the past.
The Blue Impulse (ブルーインパルス), or 11 Squadron (the aerobatic demonstration team of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, with Kawasaki T-4) saying goodbye to the National Stadium, built for 1964 Olympics and about to be demolished to make place for a new Stadium for the 2020 Olympics.
Soon 8 years in Tokyo but my first night out in Kabukicho, with a Swedish friend !
Beauty is everywhere, even in the most unlikely places of all, you just need to look at it differently :)
My 50mm, definitely not the sharpest lens around, but one of the few that opens at f1.2 !
Abura Soba : thick noodles with oily soy-based sauce instead of soup – yummy ! And as always, an open kitchen : so no cheating :)
One of the few Shrines that survived the WWII bombing, the Kanda Myojin has existed in its current form since 1934 (when it was rebuilt after being burned down by the fires of the Great Kanto Earthquake). Kanda Myojin enshrines three deities: Daikokuten – the god of good harvest and matrimony, Ebisu – the god […]
Japanese salary man playing with his iPad on a platform in a railway station in Tokyo.
We were late and the observatory closed before I had a chance to take better pictures… Yet, still managed to capture a touch of Blade Runner in this one !
Tokyo Tower lights up beautifully for President Obama’s visit to Japan : in honor of the President’s visit to Japan, the Tokyo Tower was lit up in bright Star-Spangled Banner (the American flag) for the nights of April 22 and 23.
The typical “socks” of a Japanese construction worker, seen emerging from the windows of a van : relaxing lunch break !
Spring is here all right ! :)