Monthly Archives: May 2014

A wrong moment seems so right

A bunch of amateur photographers were chasing after this maiko, while she was walking back after a tea ceremony at a shrine. When she arrive her house, before entering, she politely and gracefully turned around and posed for us. In … Continue reading

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Blown Away Sumo

  It was Sumo wrestling season in Japan, and I knew that Sumo players will pray at Iseshingu, one of the three most important shrine in Japan, before the match.  But I thought I missed them since I couldn’t get there as … Continue reading

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Ume and Sakura

  There’s something about Japanese that you can distinguish them from other Asians easily, even if you’re a Westerner. The way they open their eyes wide with anticipation when they listen, the way they walk quietly but swiftly through a crowd, … Continue reading

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