Tokyo Station on New Year's Day When I went back to the US at the end of the year, the return flight was at midnight. I arrived early in the morning on New Year's Day and got to see Tokyo Station for the first time since it was remodeled. I wish I could have gotten better shots of it. I will chalk it up to jet lag.
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Sendai Nuke Protest Last month I picked up a 28 mm lens from my favorite used camera-gear store and put it on my camera, eager to test it out.I started walking north on Ichibancho and heard a loud noise that I thought was caused by a new pachinko place opening up - the people hired to go out and tell people what they a... Tue, 01 Jan 2013 22:04:00 PST
Zuiganji Light Up One of my favorite times of the year is the light up at Zuiganji in Matsushima. I went last year, but this year was a little different. Last year I got in with my tripod, but no one said anything. That might have been since it was the last night of the year.This year, however, I was stopped at the g... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 02:12:00 PST
Isoya Shrine - The Kappa Shrine A few weeks ago I was talking with a student from Tohoku University whose girlfriend is from Tono in Iwate. Tono is known as being one of the the origins of Kappa, mythical beings that look like little frog men. While talking to this student, he told me that a kappa hunting license is sold there.So,... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 04:03:00 PST
I went downtown in the evening and brought my tripod along to see if I could get some long exposure shots of city life. I started by going onto Ichibancho to see if there was anything interesting happening; a concert, some decorations, or some sites. Ichibancho was quiet, and worse yet, the lighti... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 04:46:00 PST