There are a few reasons why I live in Japan and the Awa Odori is one of them. I can’t imagine not being able to jump in the car and head west every summer. I miss it already. There are plenty of photos of the dancers dancing everywhere so here are a few of them mostly not dancing. And a friend wearing a sheep mask.

日本に住んでいる理由はいくつあります。その中の一つが阿波お踊り。毎年の8月に車に乗って徳島まで行けない事を想像できません。来年はもう楽しみ。
踊っている参加者の写真をどこでも見れますのでほとんど踊ってない写真を載せると思いました。

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Nagoya

Japan’s third, or sometimes fourth biggest city depending on what figures you look at, has always stood in the shadow of Tokyo and Osaka, mostly for good reason.

But that’s what I like about it. In the shadow of its eastern and western neigbours Nagoya has nothing to live up to and that’s what makes it so accessible and easy to live in. Or in my case for the past 11 years, just across the city limits.

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Light Leaks

I retired my last Holga after the summer trip to Cambodia. It’s a wonderful camera but the light leaks started getting out of control as you can see from the colour shot from Cambodia below.

But I’ve been itching to buy a new one recently and now would be a good time.

Nagoya, Japan
Imaike

Siem Reap, Cambodia
Siem Reap

Lake Biwa, Japan
Biwako

Haridwar, India
Haridwar

From the Train

I’ve got a thing for photographing from trains, there’s more here and here. It started in 2010 when I last went to India and I can’t stop.

I think I might go back to shooting only in colour soon though. Not quite sure yet.

なぜか分かりませんが、電車の中から外の風景を撮るのが好き。ここここに前回載せました。

でも、そろそろカラーに戻ろうと思っています。

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Kiran

This is Kiran who I posted about recently. He’s one of the asylum seekers I’m following.
His day’s seem pretty empty and he relies on the local muslim community for the majority of things.

前も紹介した難民申請中のキランさん。
毎日暇しているみたい。そして、地域のムスリム社会にかなり頼っています。

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