Category Archives: travel

Photography at Kagoshima City, Japan (2021)

It was cold outside, but not too cold. I came to this observatory to think about how to get my life back on track. But I wasn’t forced to stay here by anyone. We are not bound.

If I want to go out, I can always go out. One step at a time.

p.s. The scenery from the top of the hill takes in the city center, Kinko Bay, and Sakurajima.

Photography at Chringashima, Japan (2021)

It is a little story about the view when driving through Kagoshima Bay.

When you go to Chiringashima, you should run clockwise along the coast of the Satsuma Peninsula, and on the way back, you should run counterclockwise.

It doesn’t matter which one you use. Right?

I’m always trying to learn something. There is no end to learning.

It’s not a bad idea to study something here today.

p.s. Near the mouth of Kagoshima Bay is the island of Chringashima.

Photography at Lake Ikeda, Japan (2021)

Some photographers want to shoot the same thing that pleased their readers in the past. That’s the end of them. For most photographers, the period of creativity is short.

They listen to the words of praise and believe it. Only one person makes the final decision on what he took. It’s the photographer himself.

When photographers are at the mercy of critics, editors, publishers, and readers, it’s over. And, needless to say, when a photographer becomes swayed by fame and wealth, he has no choice but to drown in the lake with algae.

Photography around Kaimondake, Japan (2021)

I’m not in a photo contest. I have never sought fame or money. I wanted to take and store photos the way I wanted. It’s just that. Otherwise, I will defeat by something worse than death.

Photographs aren’t valuable, but I need them.

But when I still start to question my ability to create photographs, I simply look at other photographers. Then, I realize that I have nothing to worry.

My contest has only me as a competitor. I go through the competition fair with vitality and energy, joy, and a spirit of the challenge. If not, it doesn’t matter anymore.

Reference

Yoshida K. & Kenichi S. (2003). Summary of the Geology of the Kaimon Dake District . Japanese. (pp. 80-81).

Retrieved January 15, 2021, from Geological Survey of Japan, AIST.

Prologue | Photography in Ibusuki, Japan (2020)

Ibusuki’s Sunamushi Onsen is a natural sand bath that is rare in the world and warms the body with the warm sand from the hot springs that spring from the coast.

When you lie down in the sand while listening to the sound of the waves, you will feel like you are embraced by nature. It may be much easier to live in this world without the photography business than without the plumbing work.

However, nothing starts even if I scream in the same place. Outrageous things always happen, which is causing more outrageous things. What a corona era. What a life.

p.s. Take Route 226 south and drive to Ibusuki forever.

Photography in Chiran, Japan (2020)

Chiran Peace Museum preserves and displays materials left by the deceased Army pilots of the unprecedented Tōkko operation in Okinawa during the final moments of World War II. “Tokko” means “Special Attack” in Japanese and refers to a military tactic of ramming attack in which pilots crashed themselves and their aircraft into enemy warships. “Tokko” is better known as “Kamikaze” internationally.

Triangular house is a replica of the real ones where tōkko pilots spent the nights before they took off on a mission. The wooden structures were half-buried and only the roofs were above ground. They were called “triangular houses” because all you could see were the triangular gables.

We all die, no matter who we are. It’s only natural that we will love each other, but that’s not the case. We are threatened by trifles, depressed, and easily defeated by trivial things.

Reference

Pearl Habor, U.S.A.

Photography in Kagoshima, Japan (2020)

Everyone is walking around. And I’m there with those people too. But where else can we go? Hot spring? Do you stay at home all day and play as a photographer? Wear a hat or something.

The photographer is not responsible for anything other than what he has taken. There is nothing to bear on the reader other than the effect of the work.

The best readers and the best people are the ones who support me in secret.

p.s. Reiwa Period (2020) Photographs of Sengen-en by Yasuharu Nagura