Rinsing your mouth (without swallowing the water) is normally part of the purification ritual for those visiting japanese shrines… and when it’s over 30°C outside, this tradition becomes even more popular. Gear used: Nikon D810 + 135mm f/2 DC

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Autumn is a fantastic season in Tokyo, especially in temples all around the city where this kind of “cliché” view, mixing old stones and red momiji leaves, is so easy to catch. Gear used: Nikon D810 + Sigma 50mm f1.4 ART

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Yokohama seaside under the snow. This one was taken a few years ago, from the observation platform of the Landmark Tower. Gear used: Sony RX1

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Fujisan can be seen from many different places in, and around Tokyo. This particular view was taken from a beach in Hota, Chiba prefecture. Gear used for this shot: Nikon D800 + 70-200mm f/4 @ 200mm.

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The japanese summer is hot, and comes with very particular sounds as well: the furin (glass bells), the cicadas… and the music of Awa Odori. The biggest event is held in Koenji… but its popularity has a cost: it’s hard to enjoy the dances in decent conditions. I would two smaller ones instead: in Kagurazaka, […]

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Kanda Myojin may look like any other shrine in Tokyo, but a closer look at the ema (those wooden tablets used to write wishes) displayed, proves quite surprising. We are indeed very close to Akihabara, and instead of writing their wishes, those coming here draw them, manga-style ! Gear used: Nikon D800 + 50mm f/1.2 […]

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