Posts Tagged ‘春’

plum poems

24Feb14

This year’s spring renshi (連詩) — linked poetry — written in rounds by Kiyoko Ogawa (小川聖子), Yoko Danno, Goro Takano (高野吾朗) and myself.  It’s time for plum blossoms. 1. こちふかばにほひおこせよ梅の花主(あるじ)なしとて春を忘るな 菅原道真 when the easterly wind blows send me your scent, ume blossoms, never forget the spring even if your master is far away from Kyo. […]


All photographs taken using a Ricoh GRD2, spontaneously and without design.


Photo information, by order of appearance, including camera, lens, and film type: 1) Voigtlander Bessa-L, 15mm Heliar, uncertain film type. 2) Voigtlander Bessa R2A, 35mm Ultron, Kodak T-Max 400. 3) Voigtlander Bessa-T, 50mm Nokton, Fujifilm Provia 100. 4) LOMO LC-A+, Fujifilm Natura 1600. 5) Voigtlander Bessa R2A, 75mm Color-Heliar, unknown film. 6) Voigtlander Bessa R2A, […]


(Shots taken at the Osaka Castle plum garden, the Expo 70 Memorial Park plum garden, and a couple of prime plum spots near my house.)


A few leftover photographs from around my neighborhood, taken during cherry blossom season.  All shots were taken using a Holga loaded with Fujifilm Neopan 400PN.


Sometime in April (I can’t quite remember the date now) I took the train down to Okayama to meet my friend Hiromi for a stroll through Korakuen, which is rated as one of Japan’s top three stroll gardens. The last time I was there, with my friend Lea, it was pouring down rain and we […]


After strolling through Korakuen, Hiromi and I walked up to Okayamajo, which was quite a different place in blossom than it was in the driving rain which Lea and I had had to walk through last time I visited the castle. Since Hiromi and I were busy concentrating on the cherry blossoms, I didn’t end […]



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