Drawing in the Sand. Lake Biwa, June 2009.
This was shot at a large open area in front of the hotel tower at Nagoya Station. There’s a nice fountain and plenty of places to sit and relax. This guy opted to stand, but still looks pretty relaxed.
Nagoya, March 2008.
Shot in March 2008, this is a nice, open, usually quiet spot in front of Nagoya Station. There’s a nice fountain/waterfall thing behind those people that’s a little hard to make out in this scene, but it makes for a nice atmosphere. Hence, on this particular sunny day, it was a popular place to hang out.
Waiting for Ramen
Shot at a ramen shop in Nagoya in February 2008. Same day as the previous post, actually.
From the same performance as the pic I posted yesterday. Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan. August 2012
Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan. August 2012
Aomori City, Aomori. August 2012.
Lady in Red
Photographed at Meji Mura, a Meji-era historical site in November 2010, a beautiful autumn day. This lady was part of a wadaiko group performing there that day. It’s hard to see, but she’s actually playing some kind of wood block percussion instrument. I love how her bright red costume contrasts with the natural colours around her.
Friends, laughter… and room with a sweet view.
I don’t know what he said but apparently it was pretty funny. I love how I somehow managed to capture a fun moment and a nice view of Nagoya’s JR Central Towers way in the background. Good lighting, I guess.
Sweet Potato Girl
A little girl proudly (?) shows off her freshly picked sweet potato.
This was shot in Sayama City in Osaka, in October 2008. I was visiting some friends at an English school I used to work at. They were taking their kindergarten students on a field trip, so I tagged along.