Today’s picture is a little bit “off limits”… This is not a picture of Japan, but of Taipei. One could argue that the building on the left, the central post office, was actually built when Taiwan belonged to Japan. But this is not the point. This place is called Beimen (North Gate) and such a […]

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If you come in Japan, don’t forget to go and see a baseball match. Even if you don’t know anything about baseball, the experience is worth it. The most interesting does not really lie on the pitch (unless you’re a fan of this sport), but all around. First the fans are just great, singing, dancing, […]

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Summer is here… This means that the awaodori season is about to start.Don’t miss the first big one in a few days, in Kagurazaka for a memorable evening

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Normally Tsuyu, the rainy season, should look like this. Rather warn, and with heavy rainfalls. This year however, rainfalls are rather limited and I had to use an old photo. Water reservoirs dedicated to the Tokyo area are already low. This morning the weather forecasts announced possible water restrictions for this summer.

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Rainy season is definitely here… making the weather quite unstable. It can be sunny one day, and 10°C colder with rainfalls the next day. Gear used: Fujifilm X-Pro 2 + 56mm f/1.2

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Construction workers in Japan are incredibly different from the ones you may see in Europe. Here they use to wear baggy-legged trousers (tabi), that may sometimes be veeeery baggy. And very often they opt for soft fabric shoes. These trousers are the local equivalent of our “blue collars” Gear used: Nikon D800 + 200-500mm f/5.6

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Sushis rank high in my favourite japanese specialities. The freshness of the fish, the way it is prepared… everything is unique. I grew up in Brittany, straight on the Atlantic Ocean, and never had a chance to eat fish like the ones japanese cooks may serve you. Gear used: Fujifilm X-Pro 2 + 35mm f/1.4

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Earlier this week we had a little stroll with Gonzague. We spent some time in Odaiba, and decided to walk across the Rainbow Bridge. The view from up there is gorgeous, even on a cloudy day ! Gear used: Fujifilm X-Pro 2 + 56mm f/1.2 (20 shots merged in Lightroom) Clic the image for a […]

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Sunsets over Tokyo are often gorgeous… and sometimes really spectacular. This one was shot exactly one year ago, in June 2015. The day had been mostly cloudy, but by sunset, clouds started to vanish. And for a few minutes, the whole sky turned red. Impressive light, wonderful moment. For those who may wonder, I only […]

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An old picture of one of my favourite places in Tokyo: the Marunouchi side of the Tokyo Station shortly after the old station was restored. I find the combination of modern and old looking architecture very well balanced and really elegant. I wish Tokyo had been able to preserve more of its landmarks like this. […]

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Fishermen leaving and coming back, near Yokosuka Gear used: Nikon D810 + 200-500 f/5.6

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Summer around Tokyo means Awa Odori. If you plan to visit Japan this summer, the three main Awa Odori festivals around Tokyo are those in Kagurazaka, Koenji (the biggest), and Mitaka. I tend to prefer the last one, held at the end of August for one simple reason: the dancers are as good as in […]

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