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Actually, these were all shot in the spring of 2013.  All shots were taken using a Holga CFN 120 loaded with LOMO 400 medium format film.  


the Shouryoue

08Mar14

The Shouryoue (聖霊会) is held every year on the 22nd of April to commemorate the death of Shotoku Taishi (聖徳太子), a semi-legendary imperial regent credited with facilitating the spread of Buddhism and founding Shitennoji temple (四天王寺) in Osaka and Horyuji temple (法隆寺) in present day Nara.  This commemorative ceremony, which is over a thousand years […]


The 2014 Nipponbashi Street Festival (日本橋ストリートフェスタ) will be held in Osaka on March 21st.  I went to the 2013 Street Festival and had a blast, even though I did end up missing the parade itself (which is the main event) and instead spent my time on the backstreets taking portraits.  Most of the more elaborate […]


Photo data, from the top. 1) Dada shows up for a part-time job advertising for a pachinko parlor.  (Voigtlander Bessa-L, 15mm Heliar, Fuji 400 Superia) 2) Seafood restaurant in the Tenjinbashi-suji Shotengai. (Voigtlander Bessa-L, 15mm Heliar, Fuji 400 Superia) 3) Whity shopping town in Umeda. (Voigtlander Bessa-L, 15mm Heliar, Fuji 400 Superia) 4) Gyoza restaurant […]



The final installment of my favorite photographs from a 2011/2012 trip back to the US.  These shots were taken using either a Voigtlander Bessa-L with 15mm Heliar wide-angle lens, a Voigtlander Bessa-T with 50mm Nokton lens, or the medium-format Fujifilm GF670 (Voigtlander Bessa III) set in 6×7 mode.  You can view all 91 photos in […]


Some of my favorite Ricoh GRD2 shots from a 2012 trip back to the States.



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