The Swing Of Stars

Hoshi no buranko (星のブランコ) which literally means “The Swing Of Stars” is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in Japan located in Hoshida Prefectural Park, Osaka with a length of 280 meters rising up to 50 meters above ground.  As it is a pedestrian suspension bridge that connects two mountains, people can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic […]

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Nagoya Hospitality Battalion Corps

I was amazed at how legit these performers were when I went to Nagoya castle last summer. The reenactment of samurais and ninjas were so immersive that every sword fight, backflip, and stunt somehow takes you back to the epic ‘ol times. The performers are from 名古屋おもてなし武将隊 which literally means, “Nagoya Hospitality Battalion Corps”. It’s quite […]

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Oh Deer

Nara Park (奈良公園 Nara Kōen) is one of the oldest national parks in Japan where over 1000 deer roam freely in the open. I got time to capture some photos of these sacred deer. They are thought to be as the messenger of the Gods. Most of the time they are chill but they could get […]

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Momo

A collaborative project with lofn . Lofn features articles and stories of women who experienced failed relationships either from infidelity, broken romances, individual differences and the likes. Momo’s feature about 浮気した彼氏がその相手を妊娠させていた話 (A cheating boy who made the other girl pregnant) is here.

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Mayu

A collaborative project with lofn . Lofn features articles and stories of women who experienced failed relationships either from infidelity, broken romances, individual differences and the likes. Mayu’s feature about 夢見がちな彼氏と現実的な彼女のリアルな失恋の話  (A heartbreaking story of a dreamy boy and a realistic girl) is here.

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Don’t Forget Fukushima

During my photo walk sessions, I passed across a movement (or shall I say political protest?) during the anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster that happened on the 11th of March 2011. They have this banner saying “Go West, Come West“. An excerpt from their 呼びかけ (call) 私たちは3.11福島原発事故による関東からの避難・移住者です。主に関西など西日本への避難者が集まっています。原発事故の放射能被害は福島に留まらず、関東や東北全体に及んでいます。放射能を遮る山がない関東平野全域で、放射線管理区域並みの土壌汚染になっています。

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