Month: Last updated Jul 31, 2017

Dead Goldfish

If you ever have a desire to see a bunch of dead and dying goldfish floating in rusty tanks filled with brackish water, look no farther than the Katsushika-ku Kingyo Tenjijo (Katsushika Ward Goldfish Exhibition Area) in Mizumoto Koen. I thought a goldfish exhibition center might be photogenic, and I guess it was, but not quite in the way I expected. This is quite possibly the most depressing tourist attraction I’ve seen in nearly 15 years in Japan, and I write about it here only as a warning not to go. Despite the rather unpleasant smell and the dead fish, it seems quite popular with kids, though. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new...

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Yoyogi Smoker

Smoking a cigarette in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new...

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Green Peas Pachinko Parlor

Last weekend I went on an outing with the Tokyo Cameras photography club. Our theme was “color” so I took this photo of Green Peas, a popular pachinko parlor in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new...

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Kyudo Scorer

The Yasukuni Shrine is famous for its nationalistic war museum, war criminals enshrined as gods, and association with extreme right-wing militant groups. The good thing about all the controversy is that when they have a festival, it’s not usually so crowded, and you actually get to see something. This photo is of a scorer at the Kusajishi-Shiki Kyudo tournament, in which archers shoot at a target shaped like a deer. If you’re not too bothered by the shrine’s politics, it’s quite a good festival and very photogenic. It’s held on Sports and Health Day, the second Monday in October. The Yasukuni Shrine’s homepage is here. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new...

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Lotus Harvester

Harvesting lotus plants at Ryokuchi Koen in Osaka. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new...

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