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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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My first shrine visit of the year, referred to as hatsumode (初詣) in Japanese, actually involved visits to two local shrines in Toyonaka. As always, I visited Kasuga-jinja, the shrine where I’ve been making my New Year visits since moving to Japan in 2005. Kasuga-jinja is dedicated to Amaterasu, the sun goddess, among many others, […]
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2016 is the Year of the Monkey, plenty of which can be found up in the Minoh mountains, not too far from my apartment. One of the most famous monkey watching spots in the area is Minoh Falls, where the monkeys tend to come out at dusk to pick the mites out of each other’s […]
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Actually, these were all shot in the spring of 2013. All shots were taken using a Holga CFN 120 loaded with LOMO 400 medium format film.
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Tags: 2013, お花見, ハクモクレン, blossoms, blue flash, cherry blossom season, cherry blossoms, 豊中市, Holga, Holga CFN 120, LOMO 400 color film, magnolia, medium format, Osaka, spring, toy camera, toyonaka, 大阪府, 春, 桜
Yesterday, Osaka had it’s heaviest snowfall since 2008, so I took the opportunity to take the Ricoh GRD2 out for a walk.
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A few leftover photographs from around my neighborhood, taken during cherry blossom season. All shots were taken using a Holga loaded with Fujifilm Neopan 400PN.
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Japanese manhole covers are surprisingly beautiful affairs; each city has its own unique design that reflects the city’s defining characteristics, and many of them are even painted in order to add to the general effect. The manhole cover at the top of this post is from Takaoka and features the city’s famous coastal view of […]
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Tags: alligator, マチカネワニ, 高岡市, 豊中市, Japan, Japanese manhole covers, Machikanewani, manhole covers, Ricoh GRD2, rose garden, roses, Takaoka, The Museum of Osaka University, toyonaka