Posts Tagged ‘nature’

It’s been a long time since I’ve taken any photos with my Ricoh GRD2, but today I decided to take it with me on a trip to Rurikei Onsen, where my friends and I went to spend an afternoon soaking in the hot springs. Before hitting the baths, however, we decided to take a short […]


in Hopland

11Feb12

I’m staying at a friend’s mountain home in Hopland for a few months while I get some writing done before my move back to Osaka in April.  I’ve been visiting this spot since I was a kid, coming up here for Easter egg hunts, and also for Passover celebrations.  The property is one of several […]


rivulets

19Jul11

Walking on Fine Sand Beach the other day, I came across a series of rivulets that reminded me of this famous passage from the “Spring” chapter of Walden: Few phenomena gave me more delight than to observe the forms which thawing sand and clay assume in flowing down the sides of a deep cut on […]


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.)


Múm’s video for Rhubarbidoo (off Go Go Smear The Poison Ivy, their latest album) is one of the most re-enchanting videos that I’ve seen for a long time.  If, as Max Weber has argued, Enlightenment rationalization, especially as it manifests itself in the bureaucratized capitalism of Western society, results in a disenchanted world where we […]


typhoon melor

08Oct09

Typhoon Melor blew through Japan last night, killing three people and injuring 64.  A few typhoons a year usually make their way to Japan, but for some reason the main force of the typhoons almost always seems to bypass the Osaka area where I live.  My very first experience with a typhoon warning came on […]



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