A two hour train-ride from Tokyo, is the station of Kawaguchiko (河口湖駅), close to Mount Fuji (富士山), where the fearless team met at 09:00 one summer morning ready for a first lesson in Yabusame (流鏑馬), Japanese mounted archery. Traditional Yabusame dates back to the 4th century when mounted archers were introduced in Japan. Sights were […]
On Sundays Tokyo’s rockers gather at the Harajuku entrance to Yoyogi Koen (代々木公園). This particular Sunday was a special event, evidenced by the enormous turnout. Lots of dancing, drinking and posing for photographs… how else would you spend a sunny autumn Sunday in Tokyo? And yes, even hardened rockers get sore eyes… So, where is […]
Flying into London, with a perfect view of the Thames. Many thanks to SAS… or perhaps the air traffic controllers for London Heathrow. (this image takes a few seconds to load, please be patient) It all starts at Tower Bridge in the foreground. Just beyond is City Hall, looking a bit like a fencing mask […]
Visiting friends in Suffolk. The stresses and strains of country life… or at least the sofa. The golfers kept their distance but the targets took some serious punishment. Perhaps not all in the gold but pretty good never the less. Dead-eye Charlie about to strike again!
A warm Suffolk evening towards the end of summer. The moon rises early, as the sun is just beginning to set. Long shadows on empty fields. Moonrise by D. H. Lawrence And who has seen the moon, who has not seen Her rise for out the chamber of the deep Flushed and grand and naked, as […]
Oedo Fukagawa Sakura Matsuri In the centre of Tokyo, on one of the canals, the boatmen of the Japanese Boat Society (和船友の会) carry locals and tourists in traditional Japanese boats to admire the wonder of the spring cherry blossom; hanami (literally looking at flowers). From 26 March to 13 April 2016, they are located beside exit 4 of […]
Lunchtime is when the Tsukiji fish market (築地市場) closes. Most of the sales, including the famous tuna auction, are in the small hours of the morning. Once lunchtime comes around a few retail shops outside stay open for the general public and tourists but the wholesale market closes, the rubbish is picked up and remaining fish, alive or […]
Other photographers are not normally my first choice as subjects but today was an exception… Rikuichi Kishimoto had some stunning images he has taken to show off and certainly had no shortage of pretty girls willing to pose for him when I took this shot! He was using standard 100 ISO film today but he […]