Jo-namagashi, a very special kind of sweets usually served with green tea. Using red bean paste and lightly sweet, these very elegant delicacies are to be eaten with your eyes first. gear used: fujifilm GFX-50S + 63mm f/2.8

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Ukai at it’s best: the master and his cormorants are fishing. Within under an hour roughly they will catch 15 “ayu”. Gear used: Fujifilm GFX50S + 110mm f/2

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Ukai is an ancient style of fishing involving cormorants, a big fire, and many “ayu”. Here is Masahiko-san, one of the few cormorant-fishing masters left in Gifu. They use to fish at night on the Nagara river, right below Gifu castle, and catch mostly Ayus (also called sweetfish), a very local fish usually eaten simply […]

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Evenings start feeling cooler and much less humid, making it ideal to enjoy an little walk outside, with friends or family. Odaiba is an interesting place at night, for it always offers wonderful views on Tokyo across the bay. Gear used: Fujifilm X-T2 + 16mm f/1.4

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One of the many Izakaya found in Tokyo. I love these Japanese evenings, made of colors, lights, tasting like beer and perfect to share a good moment with friends. Gear used: Fujifilm GFX-50S + 110mm f/2

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Shimbashi by night is a totally different Tokyo. Forget the business-clean-mannered daytime city you may know. Little izakaya light up all the lanterns they can, people fill those narrow alleys to enjoy drinks and snacks,restaurants and bar staffs try to “fish” some customers while many girls propose massage or drink services, “et probablement plus si […]

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First “they” restored the old building, making the old station beautiful again (along with some technical upgrades such as a newer quake-proof structure, etc.) Then they cleaned the mess in front of the station: it is now a mostly pedestrian zone with some vegetation, and underground parking lots. Far from the big taxi playground it […]

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The “beach season” usually ends on September 1st around here. It does not mean that the beaches are closed, but simply that the wooden barracks hosting temporary cafes and restaurants are removed, that life guards are sent back to their universities or jobs, that beaches won’t be crowded as they use to be in July […]

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One of Tokyo’s famous perspectives, which you’ll enjoy in Shinjuku while walking on the pedestrian bridge connecting the former Southern Terrace to the JR station’s south exit. The three towers keep reminding me of the Eye of Sauron… they are in fact the Park Tower, the second tallest structure in Shinjuku with their 235m and […]

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A man on his way to work walks past a collection of vintage Godzilla movie posters Gear used: Fujifilm X-T2 + 35mm f/0.95

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Back in Tokyo after a couple of monthes away… time to resume feeding this page, starting with this sacred knot, a view so typical of the many little hidden temples you’ll come across walking in Tokyo. Gear used: Fujifilm X-T2 + Mitakon 35mm f/0.95

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The famous green tea fields of Obuchi Sasaba, in Shizuoka prefecture. The area is filled with those green and perfectly aligned bushes. This area in particular is famous for its view on Mount Fuji. Gear used: Fujifilm X-T2 + 35mm f/0.95

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