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Self-portrait in Day Camping (Fall, 2020)

Black & white diary : Shooting 10/25/2020

I imagine that life is creating by small changes.

Every time I act on my pure interest, every little change empowers me.

Each small change will eventually lead to a larger path of change in life.

I bought a new tent. Such delicate but meaningful changes bring a sense of freedom.

Travel Magazine in Japan (2020)

Hideout Records

The artwork is published in travel magazine in Japan.

The title is『Shizuoka, Japan』(2020)

The photography is created by Yasuharu Nagura.

credit music

[Yasuharu Nagura – “Excursion by Tuk Tuk”

(from “Tranquil Restration in Thailand”)]…



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Epilog | Photography in Mie, Japan (2020)

With a good feeling, I was walking along the mountain path toward the summit at an altitude of 1,212m. On thorny roads, I sometimes went down the rock gap in a mountain ridge and through depressions.

The mountain road had a steep slope, but the air was good with the scent of forests here and there. I looked beyond the horizon, which was hazy in the fog far away.

I enjoyed this trail in my way, but when I had to take a break, I took a break. At Mt. Gozaisho, anyone who meets on the road is supposed to give a bow. It’s beautiful.

Prologue | Photography in Mie, Japan (2020)

Aiming at the starting point of Mt. Gozaisho, I was walking sluggishly with a branch as a cane. There were trees and streams around. It was a quiet river. I climbed the mountain road at 8:30 a.m. on holiday with dressing in a reserved outfit.

It was about a mile and half the way, but the long mountain road has no clue to the trailhead. However, the gentle October breeze was pouring down. It was a pleasant morning.

p.s. Looking for the trailhead of Mt. Gozaisho, Mie Prefecture on October 3, 2020.

Photography in Tsumago, Japan (2020)

In 2020, I visited Tsumago, a post town that retains the historical remnants of Japan. Nominally, I was there to evoke the oldness of the city and walk along the Nakasendo that connects Edo and Kyoto with the feeling of an old traveler.

In the Meiji era, new railways and roads were built, and Tsumagojuku, which lost its function as a post town, continued to decline. Eventually, in the ’40s of the Showa era, the village was preserved and the landscape was restored, and the cityscape of Tsumagojuku was reviewed.

To protect the townscape, the people of Tsumago created a resident charter centered on “do not sell, lent, or break” houses and lands, and while living here, the precious property of the townscape of the Edo period they are passing it on to posterity.

Photography in Nagano, Japan (2020)

Kiso-Komagatake is a mountain located in the south part of Nagano Prefecture, and it is the mountain of the Central Alps. The altitude is 2,956 meters.

There are the peaks of Nakadake (2,925 m), Houkendake (2,931 m), Ina-maedake (2,883 meters), and Kiso-maedake (2,826 m) around the main peak. I succeeded in climbing the summit of Mt. Nakadake (2,925m).

I am neither a mountaineer nor a mountain photographer. I’m a traveler who is open-minded and free from the flow of things.

In other words, I come across what I am looking for in my life, something more interesting than planned, and I move forward.

Photography『Shosenkyo, Japan』(2020)

From Shosenkyo located in the north part of Kōfu city, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.

There are many cities all over the country. A city you want to travel, a city you admire, a city that will remain in your heart forever.

When you think about the charm and value of a city, you realize what kind of time a city is accumulating.

There is time that has been handed down and stored in the scenery of the city, in the products, in the lives, and in the people we meet.

This time is history and culture.

I say that it is another time, which is different from the big clock at the station. Kōfu is a large basin, and the valley is a large vessel.

The charm and value of the city of Kōfu will be how to learn and be aware of what kind of time has been stored in this vessel, and how to store it in the future.

And literary arts, writers, and works can be said to be the products of each city.


music [Yasuharu Nagura – “Basilica Random” (from “”Sketches of Barcelona”]

Photography『Kōfu, Japan』(2020)

From Kōfu Castle, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.

You cannot truly enjoy it unless you have the joy of earning yourself the effort to obtain what you asked. Pleasure is deeply associated with subjectivity. It’s a joy because you ask for it.

A life whose independence is impaired is empty.

I think it’s my life but not my life.


music [Yasuharu Nagura – “the recovery of soul life” (from “The Recovery of Soul Life”)]

Photography『Takeda Shrine, Japan』(2020)

From Takeda Shrine, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.

Those who do what they choose freely will want to live the life of their choice if they desire to live a happy and blessed life.

Nevertheless, how many people go through a different life pattern than what they wanted. Even if it is different from their feelings, they have to give up and spend patience and patience.


music [Yasuharu Nagura – “Elephant Intoxication”

(from “Tranquil Restration in Thailand”)]…

Photography『Oshino Hakkai, Japan』(2020)

From the village of Oshino, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan

One begins life and then gradually begins art.

In my case, it’s the opposite, and I feel like I started life after I did art. In general, the path from life to do art would be the norm.

Many people have lived abundant lives in the world. Also, one out of a hundred beliefs who lived that abundant life would have a desire to record their own life.

However, recording themselves is talented, skilled like any sport or skill, has a long training process. It is hard to enjoy your life if you practice it. Also, it is not possible to train record talent during the adventure. So, it’s usually late when people want to record their life and leave it as an exciting story in the world for posterity.

We do not start happy with life from the beginning. The ones who are content are very exceptional. This phenomenon would be the same for any successful social revolution.

Art begins there.


music [Yasuharu Nagura – “Sierra” (from “Portrait in A.I.”)]