Posts tagged with Japan
Tokyo Story30 Nov 2019
What a great movie. 1953. Some say it’s slow paced but the emotion and realism is amazing. I read somewhere that the director’s movies were not brought to an international audience because his movies were too ‘Japanese’. I would totally disagree with this as the plot line is really universal: …
No Comment27 Nov 2019
My new self published book of Japan Photos taken on film . This was from our October Trip to Japan. I wanted a book that just showed photos without my stupid comments. Only the last page has some text. This was in addition to a book that I just completed…
Void Tokyo22 Nov 2019
VoidTokyo is a street photography journal published by a dozen or so enthusiasts. I purchased Vol 3 and 6 . I was very impressed with the quality of the magazine and it’s printing. The street photography scene in Tokyo appears to be very vibrant. Why shouldn’t it be? We spent…
dekanta Contest04 Nov 2019
dekanta is the company that I bought my bottle of Yamazaki Whisky from. They sent it from Japan and it came with white gloves! They run a social media contest where they want you to take a picture of you holding your bottle with the white gloves. For good measure…
Tokyo Drifter02 Nov 2019
In this jazzy gangster film, reformed killer Tetsu’s attempt to go straight is thwarted when his former cohorts call him back to Tokyo to help battle a rival gang. Director Seijun Suzuki’s onslaught of stylized violence and trippy colors is equal parts Russ Meyer, Samuel Fuller, and Nagisa Oshima—an anything-goes,…
More Photos from Japan01 Nov 2019
More of my Japan photos such as they are.
PreConceived Notion of Japanese Photography01 Nov 2019
This reviewing of modern Japanese photography has been a real eye opener. I thought of Japanese photography as being like Haiku. bonsai, meal prep in Japan - very nice, orderly, calm and non-confrontational. Sort of like Hiroshi Sugimoto’s work seen below Instead I’m confronted with photographers like Araki and Daido…
My Japan Photos31 Oct 2019
An ongoing series of photos I took while on a 10 day trip to Japan. I can’t compete with the famous Japanese photographers that I’ve been featuring but then again this is what I have to offer. These were taken at The White Castle in Himeji, Japan.
Kimura Ihei31 Oct 2019
hei Kimura (木村 伊兵衛 Kimura Ihei, 12 December 1901 – 31 May 1974) was one of the most celebrated Japanese photographers of the twentieth century, particularly known for his portrayal of Tokyo and Akita Prefecture.Born on 12 December 1901 in Shitaya-ku (now Taitō-ku), Tokyo, Kimura started taking photographs when very…
Getting my head around Japanese Photography - Domon Ken30 Oct 2019
After getting home from Japan, I realized that I didn’t know much about Japanese Photography/Photographers. So I’ve been doing some reading and present some of the things I’ve learned Domon KenKen Domon was born in 1909 in Sakata, in the North-Western Yamagata prefecture, however his family moved to Tokyo when…
How To Use Chopsticks29 Aug 2019
As we are about 5 weeks away from being in the Land of the Rising Sun it is now time to learn how to use chopsticks.