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Takaido Photowalk

Takaido Photowalk

Today I did my first photowalk.  I’ve been wanting to do one for a while as it is something I’ve never done.  Since I started my blog, I’ve always gone to a place I’ve wanted to show you such as a park, museum or event etc, but never have I... read more
Koenji Awa Odori 2014

Koenji Awa Odori 2014

The Koenji Awa Odori is always an amazing event.  I’ve been to it many times now and it never ceases to amaze me.  Over the two nights it has 10,000 people perform watched by about one million people.  Events can’t get bigger than this I think.  The Awa... read more
Sengakuji – home of the 47 ronin under threat

Sengakuji – home of the 47 ronin under threat

Yesterday I visited Sengakuji to get some photos for my latest article about it.  As I walked in I noticed a building going up next to the front gate.  On that front gate was a sign written, “We object to that apartment (i.e. the one next to the gate) being... read more
All Student Art Festival – Gakuten 2014

All Student Art Festival – Gakuten 2014

Today was the first time for the All Student Art Festival – Gakuten to be held.  The venue was Tokyo’s Big Sight in Odaiba and as the name of the event suggests, every artist who participated was a student.  Considering how young some of them were I... read more
Awa Odori in Shimokitazawa – 2014

Awa Odori in Shimokitazawa – 2014

The Awa Odori festival season has already started in many places, and tonight it was held in Shimokitazawa.  It is held through tight winding streets with the crowd right up against the dancers.  I got there a little early and was lucky to see one group, the... read more
Tanabata in Asagaya 2014

Tanabata in Asagaya 2014

Last month on the seventh of July we celebrated the festival of Tanbata in Japan and today is the seventh of August which means that some places here celebrate it again, this time according to the old Japanese calendar.  I headed to Asagaya in Suginami ward to see... read more
Ijime, Dame, Zettai by Babymetal

Ijime, Dame, Zettai by Babymetal

I don’t know what to say about the three girls who make up this heavy metal cum dance group, Babymetal.  Doubt I could ever take them seriously, but they are a lot of fun.  Their song, “Ijime, Dame, Zettai” (which could be translated as No more... read more
Old and New by darwinfish105

Old and New by darwinfish105

Old and New is another great time-lapse video by popular YouTube cameraman, darwinfish105 and it centres around the areas of Shinbashi, Toranomon and Shiodome.  As the title suggests it is a collage of images that contrast the old along with the new that is often... read more
Tanabata Festival – Zojoji

Tanabata Festival – Zojoji

Yesterday was the seventh day of the seventh month, and that meant it was Tanabata (七夕), or the Star Festival.  Tanabata is one of Japan’s many traditional festivals and is held all over the country to the celebrate the annual meeting of the lovers, Orihime and... read more
The coming storm

The coming storm

A few days ago Tokyo was hit by a very big storm.  It was truly an incredible sight.  With the thunder being heard from miles away, we knew a big storm was coming.  I thought it was time to photograph such an event, something I had never done before.  Grabbing my... read more

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