Archive for March, 2017
All photos taken using an Asus ZenFone 3.
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Tags: Asus ZenFone 3, cold, 雪, phone photography, snow, trees, winter, 冬
It might seem a bit facetious to link Your Name (君の名は), the Japanese animated sensation of 2016, with the trauma and mourning of a documentary like Trace of Breath. Your Name, which I’m going to refer to as Kimi no Na wa from this point on (because it simply feels more natural) is a kind […]
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Tags: 2011 earthquake, 2011 tsunami, community festivals, 糸守, disappearance of craft, disappearance of folk traditions, disappearance of folkways, disaster, documentary, folk festivals, Itomori, Kimi no Na wa, kuchikamizake, Sato Teiichi, Trace of Breath, traditional crafts, traditional festivals, trauma, Your Name, 君の名は
Komori Haruka’s documentary, Trace of Breath (息の跡) tells the story of Sato Teiichi, a survivor of the 2011 tsunami who has returned to the city of Rikuzentakata to reestablish the seed shop that he used to run there. In addition to selling seeds, however, Sato-san has also written an account of his experience of the […]
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Tags: 2011 earthquake, 2011 tsunami, documentary, Hata Takeshi, Komori Haruka, local festival, matsuri, rebuilding, Rikuzentakata, Sato Teiichi, seed shop, seeds, spirit possession, Tohoku, Trace of Breath, traditional festival, trauma, tsunami, 息の跡
All photographs taken with an Asus ZenFone 3.
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Tags: Asus ZenFone 3, everyday life, phone photography, suburbia, textures, 日常生活, 日常生活の写真
The Akashi Kaikyō Bridge runs between the city of Akashi* and the island of Awaji and has the “longest central span of any suspension bridge in the world.” (Wikipedia) It’s an engineering marvel and a beautiful bridge. I took these shots from Maiko Park, which is situated just below the point where the bridge leaves […]
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Tags: 15mm Heliar, Akashi Kaikyō Bridge, analogue, わたるくん, film, Kodak Portra 800, Maiko Park, mascot, suspension bridge, Voigtlander Bessa-L, Wataru-kun, 明石海峡大橋
I’ve got no idea why the lettuce I buy comes wrapped in plastic adorned with the image of Rantarō Ninja Boy, the star of the anime Nintama Rantarō (忍たま乱太郎). To tell the truth, I initially mistook him for a very healthy country aunty wearing traditionally patterned monpe (もんぺ), the old-style workpants of Japan.
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Tags: lettuce packaging, ninja, Nintama Rantarō, packaging, 忍たま乱太郎
March 4th was my birthday, and a completely perfect spring day for a walk. I decided to walk to two local shrines – Toyonaka Inari-jinja and Harada-jinja – mostly on a route that I had never taken before. The first part of my walk was quite familiar and took me past the building that I […]
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Tags: a saunter, Asus ZenFone 3, birthday, birthday walk, everyday details, 豊中市, Harada-jinja, Instagram, Japanese suburbia, Osaka, phone photography, playgrounds, toyonaka, Toyonaka Inari-jinja, walking, 大阪府