urban Holga — Osaka, Nagoya
All photographs taken using a Holga 120CFN. The Osaka photographs were taken using Kodak TMX400, while the Nagoya shots were taken with Fujifilm Neopan 400.
Keys to the city:
1) This is a shot of a giant, golden, replica of Billiken being used for advertising purposes in the Shinsekai area of Osaka near Tsutenkaku Tower.
2) A fugu restaurant in the Shinsekai area of Osaka. Apparently more fugu is eaten per capita in Osaka than in any other city of Japan.
3) One of the entrances of the famous Osu (大須) shopping arcade in Nagoya.
4) This is an apartment building in Nagoya that you can see from the Osu-kannon temple. The celestial being painted on the side of the building is one of the Nio, or Heavenly Guardians. The side of the building is an advertisement for Osu Nio-mon Street (大須仁王門道り— ‘the street of the Nio gate’), and the Guardian, who must be Agyo, is saying “Yeah, here.”
5) This is the awning for a takoyaki shop in Osaka called 天たこたこ焼き — Heavenly Octopus Takoyaki. I haven’t had a chance to drop in, but I bet the takoyaki served there tastes divine.
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