Often the only way to have a garden in Tokyo.
Storm Brewing in the direction of Chiba. Shot from my favourite viewing platform in Tokyo :)
Even the ugliest of houses can hold a bit of beauty !
One year difference between the two pictures. Office building on the left, apartment building on the right. And as always, the apartment building looks ugly in comparison to the office one.
The Blue Hats from BR31 !
One of the ubiquitous family restaurant in Japan (ファミレス) : Saizeriya. I actually like it, the “Italian” food they serve is simple, not too bad, and amazingly cheap. Only ¥3,000 for all you can see on the pictures, including the wine ! Quite popular for dates too :)
Love that shot, really nice atmosphere, I can feel Spring just looking at it !
She can play the guitar too ! Well, not really, but she really enjoyed it :D
KDDI employee trying to find the right cable to install a fiber connection to our home. First results indicated that it worked rather nicely :
More platform shots from Tokyo.
Finally, spring is definitely here ! :)
Perhaps Kusatsu Onsen looks even better on a cold rainy day like this ! Last time we visited Kusatsu was in summer last year : Kusatsu Onsen on Image Japan.
The wood oven we used in Karuizawa. That thing would have made Vulcan proud ! I do not think I have ever witnessed meat being cooked so fast, nor garlic carbonized to such degree. Next time, do not follow the instructions, put a little bit less wood in it ;-)
For a little break in between Sakura shots : a Japanese construction worker at a construction site in Tokyo.
On the west side of the Japanese Alps, it always snows a lot during winter. This area is poetically referred to as Yukiguni (雪国) or Snow Country. Those shots were taken in Echigo Yuzawa, a few hundred meters away from the railway stations where the Shinkansen brought us !
Rush hour in the evening in Shinjuku.
Never thought I would own a Kerosene Heater, was not even aware of their very existence before coming to Japan ! This is an Aladdin Blue Flame, fancy name for something rather archaic.
Wishing you all, dear followers, a wonderful new year 2013 !
Look at what an idiot did in order to prevent people from sitting on his precious fence !
Merry Christmas to you all ! :)
I knew it would be a painful morning so to lighten the mood, I took my 135mm along. One shot made my day, can you guess which one ?