I’ve always loved that very angle. This view you get on the shinkansen tracks over people’s heads, hovering between those tall buildings before going on the Tokaido line, towards Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, and beyond. Thus last weekend I took some time, stood there for a few minutes, trying to catch a train without someone stepping […]

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To celebrate children, Japanese hang those colorful koinobori. They symbolize the family, the black one being the father; in the past the red one stood for the eldest son, and the following ones (if any) the others boys and had different colors according to the regions where they were displayed. Recently this celebration which was […]

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We just came back from a few days in the countryside, camping near Mount Fuji, on the western side of the volcano. Nice weather, BBQ everyday… and fantastic view from sunrise to sunset. After a couple of nights your head is fully “washed” and you should be ready to dive back into the urban civilization. […]

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This is one of Tokyo’s best known views… this is also one of the best one can dream of. If the weather is clear, if there’s no wind, climbing in the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower to the 52nd floor at 250m above the sea offers a unique view on the city. When there’s no wind […]

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It’s nemophilia time at Hitachi Seaside Park ! Hills are planted with millions of those flowers, which light blue hues match so well that of the sky. The view is really great, and thus attracts a lot of visitors… really a lot. Gear used: Fujifilm GFX-50S + 110mm f/2

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Taken somewhere under Tokyo, in one of those numerous remarkably clean metro platform running under the giant city. Gear used: Fujifilm X’T2 + Mitakon 35mm f/0.95 II

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Tokyo has a very unique vegetal life. Parks and gardens are carefully organized according to seasonality, are maintained by highly skilled gardeners. But in the past, not so long ago, people used to have small gardens and planted a few trees. The price of land became too expansive for this kind of luxury I guess, […]

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A woman wearing a kimono walks across the tramway tracks near Otsuka station in Tokyo. Gear used: Fujifilm X-T2 + 90mm f/2

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I was really happy to wake up in the night… we were going to see the cherry blossoms at Chureito Pagoda, in Fujiyoshida! I left home before 4 am, picked up Gonzague on the way and took the highway, straight to Fujiyoshida. We arrived at 6 am, found the parking area and faced a guy […]

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Life is full of surprises… I just had a coffee with a friend and we wondered which metro station would be the most convenient. We opted for Shibakoen station on the Mita line, walked in this direction, and ran into a wonderful procession going to Zojoji temple. Many people, priests, kids, all wih colorful traditional […]

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Train platforms are a perfect place to watch people in their everyday life; and ads displayed on those platforms make this daily routine sometimes much funnier, adding some contrast to the global picture; such as this very formally and well dressed gentleman waiting for his train, adjusting his shirt’s collar while the guy in the […]

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Yasukuni jinja is famous for many reasons… good and bad ones alike. When it comes to sakura however there is no controversy since this temple hosts THE sakura used as a reference to announce the starting of the “hanami” season every spring. Gear used: Fujifilm GFX-50S + 63mm f/2.8

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