Posts Tagged ‘Osaka’

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 […]


textural (4)

09Feb17

All photos taken with an Asus ZenFone 3.


textural (3)

02Feb17

All photographs taken with an Asus ZenFone 3.


textural (2)

12Jan17

All photographs taken with an Asus ZenFone 3.


All photographs taken with a Holga loaded with Fujifilm Professional 400 film. These shots were taken during springtime walks around my neighborhood in Toyonaka, Osaka. I have it on good authority that the car in the bottom photo is a Toyota Levin type TE-27.


Riding the Osaka Wheel takes you up above the Expo 70 Commemorative Park and you end up looking down on Okamoto Taro’s famous Tower of the Sun, the centerpiece of the 1970 World Exposition in Osaka, as if from a helicopter. I’ve already written about the way in which the traces of the Expo can […]


self matsuri

21Feb16

Last year, on September 22nd, I finally got around to visiting Osaka’s Self Matsuri (or ‘Self Festival’ — セルフ祭 in Japanese), a DIY street festival held in the Shinsekai neighborhood that I’ve wanted to attend ever since it was first organized several years ago. The festival primarily takes place in a branch of the Shinsekai […]