p.s. I visited Korakuen Garden on December 30, 2022.
Category Archives: travel
Photography in Hyogo, Japan (2022)
Photography in Imizu City, Toyama, Japan (2022)
Every time I close my eye, I think of the harbor of Imizu City. And the waves.
I look at the word “NAVIO” (ship) in Portuguese, then look up the dictionary again.
As I take notes, I realize that I don’t know the word for bridge is “PONTE.”
I had never looked it up before.
I thought about it for a while and then went to work.
Photography at the Fugan Canal, Toyama, Japan (2022)
The camera was an old digital camera.
It was small and black.
I had a felt strap around my neck, and it was securely attached to my chest.
I stood on the Tenmon Bridge in the Fugan Canal Kansui Park,
captured the ship in my viewfinder, and pressed the shutter with one hand.
Then I check the picture.
I watched it from the window for a long time.
What do you think? Did you like it?
I think I did a good job.
But, well, to be honest, it’s not that difficult to take landscape photos.
It’s a different story when the weather is terrible, but I don’t go outside then.
I do what I can inside my house.
You know, things like making coffee.
Photography in Toyama Bay, Japan (2022)
It was the morning of August 17. When I arrived at Toyama Bay, it was raining.
I was holding the umbrella tightly with one hand. But I love shooting on rainy days.
That’s much I can say.
There is a roadside station called “Amaharashi.”
You guys haven’t been there yet, have you?
It looks like a roadside station. It’s not like that.
There is a terrace outside the restaurant from which you can see Toyama Bay.
You can wander around there and take as many pictures as you like.
I like “Roadside Station Amaharashi.”
If I could live my life over again, I would visit a roadside station more.
I think this will be the last time I see Toyama Bay in this world.
Photography in Seto City, Aichi, Japan (2022)
Taking videos and taking pictures is not productive. However, I feel that a wave of commercialism has somehow arrived somewhere along the way. At the very least, I would like to take photos and videos for pleasure without profit or loss.
And I want to look again through a lens of cameras at what I can see with my own eyes because I want to see what I have seen again. Perhaps it is simple curiosity. Or I have a faint hope that I might be able to see something else in the photograph than what I saw with my own eyes.
Video『Travel in Seto City, Aichi, Japan』(2022)
① Shin Seto Station
② Local Train
③ Seto River
④ Ginza Tori Shopping Street
⑤ In front of Fukagawa Shrine
⑥ Fukagawa Shrine Tori Gate
⑦ Fukagawa Shrine
⑧ Seto Ceramic and Glass Art Center
I visited Seto City, Aichi Prefecture on Sunday, October 16, 2022.
Photography at Shirakawa Village, Gifu, Japan (2022)
Requiem in August
I was left alone, and I kept staring at her back as she disappeared
It was so painful and sad for me
I could do nothing but stay there
It was August when she died
The perfect month to drink lemon soda
Lemon soda・・・・・・ I met her with a lemon soda
She’ll live forever in my heart with the taste of soda
p.s. The photos were taken on August 14, 2022.
Photography at Toba City, Mie, Japan (2022)
A Woman’s Wish
I am passing by a small shrine in Toba Ichibangai. A young woman was making a wish. I stopped and looked at her. I saw a shadowless deep thought in her pupils.
Then my mood changed. A fresh feeling began to come and go in my chest, a good emotion, pure and clear. I couldn’t put this feeling into words.
I could smell the gentle scent of a woman.
I had a clear desire to ask the woman what she wanted. If I thought I could ask her, then it would become a fantasy. I want to grant the girl’s wish. It is a mysterious emotion.
It seemed impossible to ask a young woman for a wish. I could imagine how much she wanted her love to be fulfilled. I thought to myself, she must be a seductive woman.
I looked out the window over the sea.
I then went to a seafood store. The lobsters in the fish tank were dimly red. When I turn around, the woman is no longer there.
p.s. The photos were taken on May 3, 2022.
Photography at Uga Gorge, Mie, Japan (2022)
I suddenly wake up and write.
I remember the steep mountains.
The wind blows from the mountain.
And waves on the surface of the pond.
I kick my way through the mountains of memory.
A mountain that lives in my heart
I touch a few waterfalls.
And poisonous plants growing in the shade.
On the pale red rhododendrons
A drop of silver is rhetoric.
I want to watch the birds in the shade
Until the day I die.
I turn to the left and dodge the people.
I run up the path, hesitating for a moment.
There is a path that no man has trod before.
I see the gentle white snow.
p.s. The photos were taken on April 17, 2022.