Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Back from a two month photographic hiatus I bring you good tidings and my best wishes for the New Year.

At my local temple the Japanese celebrate the New Year in traditional style. They come to pray and give thanks. First they…

Crater Lake – Okama

Crater Lake – Okama

This tuff cone contains a crater lake called ‘Okama’ which changes color depending on the weather. It’s one hell of a bike ride if you can make it all the way up here. It’s my second favourite time of year to be in the Yamagata and Miyagi mountains. You can guess the first, right?

Narita City

Narita City

Back in Narita city and I bump into these guys out for another walkabout. This time I got a quick snapshot of the ‘main dude’ coming up the steps with his entourage…

Nara Japan

Valley of Blossoms

I found this valley of cherry blossoms up in the hills of Nara prefecture. They are only in full bloom like this for a number of days so I got lucky. It is quit a mission to get here. I took four different trains from Osaka with a travel time of…

Tiny Planet

Tiny Planet

Tiny Planet Application. Try this next time you take a panorama shot and create your own ‘tiny planet’ image. This one was taken in Kobe at ‘Harbour Land’ a touristic area around the port where cruise ships tie up….

Sashimi

Sashimi

Good sashimi. While out exploring in Izumisano I walked down an old covered street. I stopped to take a photography of this fisherman’s store and he invited me in for lunch, no charge. I don’t think they see many foreigners chowing down on sashimi because his mother who was hiding in the back of the store came out to see me eat. I ate all the tuna they had left. In return…

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing….