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Photos from Japan

Discussion in 'Japan Discussion' started by handyman, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. aquamarine

    aquamarine I Know Better Than You

  2. gyoza ramen & a beer

    gyoza ramen & a beer Active Member

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    This photograph of Aquamarine's makes me smile everytime I see it.

    Just something about the two of them, their respective postures and how they're relating to each other -- the little squirt, seated at the grown-ups counter with her boots dangling nearly a foot off of the floor, patiently explaining how things work to her (is it?) grandfather who, even when viewed from the back, seems both delighted and thoroughly charmed by her company -- as they enjoy some gyoza, ramen and beers (okay, probably more like a juice-box or two) at their favorite ramen-ya.

    A GREAT shot, Aqua!
     
  3. aquamarine

    aquamarine I Know Better Than You

    While that is what you get out of the picture, I just get "I wonder if anyone else smells stinky feet..."
     
  4. Fuzzypeach

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    Awesome photos AM as always.
     
  5. Pusa

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    So, the next generation jump jet is gonna get a bit more cargo room? :D
     
  6. aquamarine

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    A shot from the Pozland Photography Studio 24th-floor window. Cheers to the end of a Wednesday!
     
  7. CoolKevin

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    thanks for a nice picture, nice to look out window and see a nice background instead of all the concrete, pity about the clouds making it look a cloudy days, if I look upwards it is the same here
     
  8. gyoza ramen & a beer

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    wait a minute...there's not a single light on anywhere in this segment of one of the world's most populous cities? or is this filtered (actually reminds me of the tint/hue of a scene in Michael Mann's Heat)

    but a beautiful image (and what a view!)
     
  9. aquamarine

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    The only filter I had on was a HAZE-1 which does virtually nothing... actually no, it DOES do nothing. It does't do nothing of anything? It...

    It's just -THERE- on the end of the lens to protect from dust & scratches... anyways, the reason for no lighting is that the power went out 27 days ago when zombies took over Tokyo, thus no electricity. The only safe place is at the top of Mt. Fuji and it's a little far away...

    (or it could just be that the light in the buildings was not enough to contrast with the light of the sun going down in the sky, thus making it appear as though every light in every building is actually turned off)
     
  10. gyoza ramen & a beer

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    Nah, I ain't buyin' it.

    I'm goin' with the zombies; hordes of flesh-eating, drooling little otakus -- their brains turned into a rice-pudding-like substance by the first virus to leap the machine-human barrier -- shuffling mindlessly out of their mom's basements and into the streets where they're gnawing and chewing maniacally on anything that moves as well as electrical lines and, oddly, broadband cabl
     
  11. aquamarine

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    Uh oh... typhoon has hit Chiba & Tokyo, forcing the closure of several trains.

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    People leaving the platform and nobody going in.

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    Waiting for a taxi

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    Annnd waiting for a bus.

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    More bus-waiting. Groan.

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    The hot-seat

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    Sakura Blossoms

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    Come one, come all to the pachinko parlor and I can finally take off this horrible outfit!

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    OK, this is a poster for a pachinko parlor... seriously, it looks like a 11 year old got into mommy's make-up case... gross me the fuck out.
     
  12. aquamarine

    aquamarine I Know Better Than You

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    Souvenirs and gifts from 'home'

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    Oh god... Reese... *DROOL*

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    Some form of desert.

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    Mt. Fuji

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    Mt. Fuji Cider

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    Canadian lady giving some Canadian flag pins to the local Japanese kids. Ahhhh tourists being overly-kind...

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    Hachioji Amphitheater

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    Would Not Swim.
     
  13. aquamarine

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    Street's closed for a festival

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    Blu Earth... & Dogs

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    Nice looking love (sex) hotel

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    Kaiten Sushi (track/rolling sushi)

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    This is where Godzilla is hiding.

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    Yes, that's Hello Kitty as a black-egg.

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    Who needs rice paddies? We have ash paddies!
     
  14. aquamarine

    aquamarine I Know Better Than You

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    Two double beds for two couples... this could be fun...

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    View from our hotel room in Hakone

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    In the summer-time, this garden glows with fireflies. There's so many that all the lights along the path are shut off and people will take books to read

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  15. aquamarine

    aquamarine I Know Better Than You

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    A great friend of mine from Canada flew out to Japan -JUST- to photograph my wedding. Big should out & thanks to Gary!

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    Gary taking a moment.

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    My wedding photographer on the left, studying his ramen & best man on the right, looking somewhat bewildered.

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    This is where my wedding was... and why it cost me 4.5 million yen.

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    His first time trying okonomiyaki... NOT impressed by the uncooked food... yet.

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    Who threw up?

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    Mt. Fuji from the Shinkansen

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    Someone didn't tell the dude behind the sign.
     
  16. aquamarine

    aquamarine I Know Better Than You

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    A great friend of mine from Canada flew out to Japan -JUST- to photograph my wedding. Big should out & thanks to Gary!

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    Gary taking a moment.

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    My wedding photographer on the left, studying his ramen & best man on the right, looking somewhat bewildered.

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    This is where my wedding was... and why it cost me 4.5 million yen.

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    His first time trying okonomiyaki... NOT impressed by the uncooked food... yet.

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    Who threw up?

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    Mt. Fuji from the Shinkansen

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    Someone didn't tell the dude behind the sign.
     
  17. aquamarine

    aquamarine I Know Better Than You

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    Don't Lean On The Fucking Fence!

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    Kiyomizu Temple

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  18. aquamarine

    aquamarine I Know Better Than You

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    Buying lucky charms.

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    To hell with Lens-Babies, I can do that effect myself.

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    Strange Over Energy Runs.... so he has an uncommon case of diarrhea caused by RedBull?

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    Wish I had my zoom lens at this point - would have been a beautiful moment.
     
  19. aquamarine

    aquamarine I Know Better Than You

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    Oh and for those interested, these photos are from Kyoto

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    One very interesting thing about Kyoto city is that NONE of the businesses are allowed to have bright colors. This is the city by-law to help protect the 'brighter' opinion of those visiting the temples since all of the temples and shrines are very bright yellows, reds and golds. Neat!
     
  20. aquamarine

    aquamarine I Know Better Than You

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    A ---REAL--- zen garden

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