Archive for April, 2010

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, […]


On my final night in Ayabe, Akita and I drove up to visit the ancient burial mound of the King of Ayabe.  The mound has been recently restored and turned into a kind of public monument, replete with paths leading up to the crown of the king’s tomb where there’s a ring of benches that […]


Last year I went to Ayabe to visit my friends Akita and Ai just before the New Year holiday.  It was cold and snowy — winter storms often blow into this area from across the Sea of Japan — and the city had that sense of quiet about it that so many cities in Japan […]