Gion and Kodaiji

Garyoro (Reclining Dragon Corridor) and Otama-ya (Sanctuary):

bridge

Temple Garden:

garden

Gion house:

house

Gion tree:

tree

Shrine and cars:

cars

Gion lanterns:

lanterns

Iho-an (The Cottage of Lingering Fragrance, tea house):

tea house

kawagoe

For some reason, I took most of my photos in Kawagoe without looking.

(Cick on the pictures below for larger images.)

sweet stall

sweet shop

rickshaw

girl

dogs and owls

crossing

cluster

boy

bike

traffic

photoroundup ii

A taxi farm:
taxis

General state of things at Ono Garou:
tap

Just liked it as an abstract collection of lines and colours:
subway map

A moderate obsession with the stairs at Ono Garou:
ono garou

ono garou

ono garou

The cast of Tonari no Totoro, shrinkwrapped:
totoro

Small cars:
cars

Making onigiri with exchange students past and present:
onigiri

Okonimiyaki and slippers:
okonimiyaki

Tower block by night:
tower

tower

Fun with shiny things:
mirror

Pedestrians in Ginza reclaim the road on a national holiday:
ginza

ginza

Empty billboard:
empty billboard

Shrine to stillborn children by night:
shrine

observatory

The thing I often find most disturbing about the city ofTokyo is that it just doesn’t seem to have any edges.

night1

night2

night3

night4

night5

Hama-Rikyu Fish Challenge

got it!

photoroundup

A Geidai door; an extraordinarily large baby (how large? this large); a section of roof at Charles de Gaul airport; some small cherry-flavoured desserts that looked really unappetising, not least because they’d probably been sitting around in this claw machine in a 50p shop for a long, long time; the moon, a plane and a hotel; a street scene in rainy Machida; novelty architecture in Ueno; stools in the painting department of Geidai; emerging from Ueno park into the bright lights of the city…

freight

mailbox blur

I’m half thinking about submitting some work to a competition, so I went to the venue – Birmingham’s Mailbox development – to check out the feasibility of a sound piece installation.

It’s not looking particulary likely because the architecture is just too tight. However, on my way out I did get some interesting random photos just by pressing the shutter as I moved through the space with my camera swinging in my hand.

04/01/06: commission for wedding photographs

Work in progress…

work in progress



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