Monthly Archives: June 2020

Photography『Nagoya, Japan』(2020)

Notable Points

Hommaru Palace is constructed in the “Shoin-zukuri” architectural style, in which the structure and design of rooms, such as the ceiling, transom windows, decorative fixtures, and partition paintings, all vary according to the room’s status and use.

Note the structural beauty of the warrior-style Shoin-zukuri, said to have been completed in the early Edo period, and the masterful technique of modern artisans that restored it.


music [Yasuharu Nagura – “Slow Movement” (from “J​.​S. Bach Sonata No. 6”)]



Photography at Mt. Osiyama, Japan (2020)

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『Mt. Osiyama Trail 』▲777.3m

 Oshiyama had a fort built from the Middle Ages and was called “Mineyama Fort”. Locally, it is called “Ontake-sama”. The Mineyama village at the trailhead is located on the mountainside with an altitude of 670m and was opened by Ota Zaemon Taro Sahiko  in the middle ages.

Thoroughly inspect


At dusk : Shooting date 6/20/2020

Once the location of the shooting has been decided, it is indispensable for a preliminary survey. Use an internet search to check what photos are being taken in the world and inflate the image.

Sometimes I buy a book and research it to deepen my understanding of the shooting location. Then, do thorough research until you are satisfied with the information.

It is essential to keep important points in taking photographs.

Photography『By The Handa Canal』(2020)

The Handa Canal is located off the Kinuura Port. In the Edo period, this natural harbor was named “Koromogaura”. As this was a natural port, many large cago ships frequently visited.

The Brewing industry prospred in this time period and both “sake” and vineger were shipped to Edo (Tokyo) through the Handa Canal.

“Sake lees vinegar”, made from “sake lees” was first created and produced from this area, which became an essential ingredient for Edo style sushi.


music [Yasuharu Nagura – “ambient lunar land” (from “The Market Had One Bad Blip”)]

Photography At Tokaido Traditional Street

IMGP3593『The edge of the Tokaido, near Arimatsu』

Take in the atmosphere of the town that was painted by Utagawa Hiroshige in his “Fifty-Three Stages of Tokaido”. The Arimatsu Traditional Streets were designated as an Important Preservation District of Traditional Buildings by the national government in July 2016.


Don’t think ahead


Even if my savings go to zero, I’ll go where I want to go and shoot what I want to shoot.

If that doesn’t produce any fruit, I’ll think about it at that time.

I won’t think about the distant future. Absolutely. I don’t know what happens.

It’s important to think about the present.

Life does not know what will happen.

Self-portrait in Arimatsu, Japan (2020)

The town of Arimatsu was founded on the Tokaido road in 1608.

Takeda Shokuro, along with eight others who moved from the hamlet of Agui (present-day Agui-cho, Chitagun, Aichi Prefecture), established the town which blossomed into a famous region known for its shibori tie-dying.

For over more than 400 years, much of the town’s distinctive streets and architecture have remained unchanged as they continue to help many experiences the culture of shibori and the beauty of Japan to this very day.

Photography : Equipment

  • CANON A-1
  • CANON EOS 630
  • CANON PowerShot A590IS
  • LEICA IIIf × 2
  • LEICA M3
  • PENTAX K2000
  • POLAROID LAND CAMERA Instant 1000 DeLuxe
  • AF NIKKOR 35mm 1:2D
  • CANON LENS FD 28mm 1:2.8
  • CANON ZOOM LENS FD 35-70mm 1:4
  • CANON ZOOM LENS FD 70-210mm 1:4
  • CANON LENS EF 135mm 1:2.8
  • ELMAR-L 50mm  F2.8
  • ELMAR-L 50mm F3.5 Red Scale
  • ELMAR-M 50mm F2.8
  • ELMARIT-M 90mm F2.8
  • SMC PENTAX-DAL 1:3.5-5.6 18-55mm AL
  • TOKINA AF 20-35 1:3.5-4.5
  • Apple Mac Book Pro