Tokyo Era 2015

Tokyo Hair Flap

In March of 2015, 10 years after I returned to the US from Fukuma, I came back to Japan with my wife. While it wasn’t our final destination, we stayed in Tokyo for two months.

I’m more about photos than writing now, but it still seemed like it was a good opportunity to pick up the ol’ blog where I left off.

Farewell to Ikebukuro

As promised, this will be the last post of backdated Tokyo photos, this time all of them coming from the immediate vicinity of the temporary apartment Mary and I stayed in for the few months we were there. Not a lot of commentary this time around, I think I've said...

Wrapping Up Tokyo

It's been 4 months since we left our temporary apartment in Tokyo and moved to Sendai and yet here I am <em>still</em> getting through all the photos I took there. It's certainly a little ridiculous so I'm going to put these out of their misery once and...

A Faithful Steed, Forgotten

For a quick little update today, we've got this amazing old bike I came across back in Tokyo while taking a back street home from the grocery store. There's a bit more info about the company that made it, Yamaguchi Bicycle, along with pics of the model that's seen...

A Bit of India in Ikebukuro

There's lots to like about eating out in Japan. Aside from the seemingly infinite variety and general high-quality of the food itself, there's a lot to be said for how often I find the locale itself will add to the experience. Due to its relative scarcity, Real Estate...

Chasing Faces: A Tokyo Graffiti Hunt

Sometime during our first few weeks in Ikebukuro I started noticing that I was seeing the same face over and over. As I pushed around new corners and backstreets in an effort to explore, it was almost inevitable that I'd see that face somewhere before too long. I...

Around Tokyo

Still catching up on all the Tokyo photos in the queue before getting to Sendai, where we've now been for a month. Yeesh, before you know it, we'll be in Osaka....

Afternoon Stroll in Ikebukuro

I swear, one of these days I'll having something to write about as well but for the moment, I'm just trying to get into a normal swing of a sustainable photo workflow. You might say I'm trying to develop a photo routine. Get it? <sigh> Today's batch is from one...

Shinjuku at Night

I have fond memories of Shinjuku at night. The first time I visited was in 1997 on an epic trip with fellow exchange students and friends, Damon, Louis and Mike. There was a bit of a story, but the gist of it is that the place we'd arranged to stay at fell through and...

The Shape of Things to Come… [Pt 2 of 2]

Even though I've only visited there for a couple days in total, I really like Sendai so far. It's got a good, energetic vibe but is still totally warm. During my walk around town when I took these photos, it wasn't unusual for people to greet me as we passed on the...

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