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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How do you like your country’s taxis ? Here in Japan they are just amazing. The cars are always clean, they won’t try to invent long and fancy ways to take you to your destination. And above all, even when you order a car in advance, they won’t start the meter before you’re actually in […]

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After this hard and cold winter spring seems to be coming really fast. Almost everywhere flowers are blooming, such as these plum flowers, looking very similar to cherry blossoms. As for the cherry trees themselves, they won’t be long and this year’s hanami season will be very early. Forecasts expect a full bloom period by […]

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You’ll see them at every major crossroads near shools. From our home to the girl’s school there are 3 kilometers along Hakusan dori, many schools all along the avenue, many kids walking to and from school, and these volunteers absolutely everywhere. Everyday the same persons, preventing kids from running under a car and keeping an […]

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I’m a big fan of Tokyo’s restaurants entrances at night. Owners always manage to use a few simple things to turn those seemingly dull buildings into eye catching, colorful and attractive places. I walk past this one several times a week, and everytimes it amazes me. As for the bike, well… I guess it is […]

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Some places in Tokyo seem to live only at night. I have been fascinated by this yakitori restaurant near Kasuga for a while. In the day it looks creepy, has its awful iron curtain closed, and seems almost decayed, abandoned. But at dusk the owner steps in and turns on the light… and the place […]

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The day had been crystal clear, and the sunset should have been amazing. When we arrived on the 69th floor of the Landmark Tower in Yokohama, clouds were already arriving from the west, announcing the rainy day we were about to experience the day after. But instead of ruining the view, those early clouds made […]

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I was on my bicycle, riding to a friend’s café. I know a shortcut, through a beautiful cemetery. The streets here are very narrow, but I know most of them. At least I believed. I took the wrong turn, entered an alley I did not know and found myself in a beautiful shrine I had […]

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Here and there tiny fragments of the old city can be seen. Global modernity and the general frenzy for new things cannot mask everything, and these nostalgic scenes can be seen here and there. Gear used: Fujifilm X-T2 + 35mm f/1.4

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Yokohama hosts a very big and colorful Chinatown known as Motomachi Chukagai. In its streets, many chinese restaurants, a lot of things to eat on the streets. And this temple, named “Emperor Guan’s shrine in Yokohama”. Visually it is wonderful, very different from all you’ll see in Japan. And very similar to all those you […]

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Harajuku’s Takeshita Dori hosts many “kawai” shops full of fancy colorful things. And also some candy shops proposing this kind of big rainbow cotton candy… “Very Harajuku” indeed :) Gear used: Fujifilm XT2 + 35mm f/1.4

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I am a big fan of Marunouchi. I like this area. I like its harmony, its buildings, and above all I love how the beautiful Tokyo Station contrasts with its environment. An old horizontal building among a forest of vertical modern structures. An orange-red construction among dark blue building, bricks against steel and glass, old […]

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