2016-11-23

Middle-of-nowhere Japan

Hung over, I went out shooting with one of my oldest friends and one of my newest friends in Japan. We had no fancy landmarks, no special events, and nothing really noteworthy for kilometers around us... Which is the best place in Japan to be.








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2016-11-20

Small-town carshow - Chikuma, Nagano #RandomJapan



The cat's old man took me here the last time I was in Nagano because   I like cars. It was good to see a gathering like this in small-town Nagano, The only sad thing is that most of the rides weren't actually local.

Music:
Asahi by Tanada Band (The Cat's father's band)

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2016-11-15

Kitamoto Matsuri








A tiny local Nebuta matsuri that nobody besides residents and participants know/care about. Those are usually the best kind of matsuri.

2016-10-23

My big bro, #tokyostreets , Grind Chaos & more... #7Days7Minutes (2016-06-19)



The night shots are some of the best looking shots I've taken to date... even if I say so myself.

Music:
"Night Creeps" - Sounds like an earful creative commons pack

"Cut the Check" - Spitfya X Desembra (NCS release)
https://soundcloud.com/nocopyrightsounds/spitfya-x-desembra-cut-the-check-ncs-release 

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2016-10-22

Kitamoto nights, Ikebukuro trips, Shibuya ollies & more... #7Days 7Minutes (2016-06-06)



This one has a fair bit of travel in it.
Kitamoto (Saitama) Ikebukuro, Sugamo & Shibuya (Tokyo) and Shibukawa (Gunma)

Music:
DNA Activation by Jon Andre Lundal
Spontaneous Combustion by iawkwardlobster

Watch: Japan How It Is - Getting a Haircut:
https://youtu.be/swFVUlyTgWw


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2016-10-05

#MINAMIS Street perormance - Shibuya #RandomJapan



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2016-09-24

Hatakeyama Museum Garden / 畠山記念美術館の庭園

Hatakeyama Museum Garden: Seasonal, Natural Beauty in Central Tokyo • 畠山記念美術館の庭園:東京の真ん中で四季を感じられる自然の美しさ

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(日本語の説明は下にある)
History and seasonal beauty in the garden of the Hatakeyama Memorial Museum of Fine Art.

About the Museum:
The Hatakeyama Memorial Museum of Fine Art was established as a private art museum to display Japanese, Chinese, and Korean historical art objects, focusing on arts related to the tea ceremony. The collections also include paintings, calligraphy, pottery, lacquerware, and Noh costumes.

このビデオは畠山記念美術館の庭園の歴史と四季の美しさを紹介します。

記念館について:
畠山記念館が所蔵する主な作品をご紹介します。収蔵品は、国宝6件、重要文化財32件を含む1300件に及び、茶道具を中心に、書画、陶磁、漆芸、能装束など多岐にわたります。

CONNECT: www.ebara.co.jp/csr/hatakeyama/

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Hatakeyama Museum Garden: Seasonal, Natural Beauty in Central Tokyo is a DigitalHub.JP Production • 畠山記念美術館の庭園:東京の真ん中で四季を感じられる自然の美しさの制作:デジタルハブJPプロダクション

Tokyo-based DigitalHub.JP produces and promotes made-to-order multimedia products of the highest quality, leveraging longstanding tech industry contacts and co-publishing relationships with Japan-focused news sources, offering both content production services and a multilayered distribution point.

DigitalHub.JPは、オンラインニュースやコンテンツの作成・配信分野での豊富な経験を踏まえ、クライアント様のニーズに応じたオーダーメイドのマルチメディアコンテンツを制作する会社です。当社には、電気機械メーカーを始めとするテク企業とのコネクション、互いのコンテンツを共有配信する国内ニュースサイトや日本関連ニュースを配信する海外サイトとのパートナーシップ提携があり、これらの長年に渡って築いた大切な繋がりを事業に最大限活用しています。

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2016-09-18

Sake, sunsets and sado-masochism #7Days7Minutes (2016-05-23)



An ever so slightly more VLOGish video with a touch of good booze and good old fashioned BDSM.

Music:
Manny Marx - Complications https://mannymarx.bandcamp.com/track/complications
Manny Marx - Some People https://mannymarx.bandcamp.com/track/some-people
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Psykick - Monsters http://ccmixter.org/files/Psykick/36019



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2016-09-16

It's actually cheaper to drive into and around Tokyo than take the trains.

The whole train, public transport thing may be good for society. But it's not good for me. I can't stand Tokyo's trains and the selfish, idiots who ride them, Now, I no longer have to.


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It's actually 10% - 15% cheaper to drive into Tokyo than to ride the train. Even in my 2 litre high octane drinking, carbon spewing, sportscar. It does take longer though, but 30 minutes more in an airconditioned comfortable space with my music as loud as I want it, as opposed to standing pressed up against a salaryman, absorbing his smoky hangover tinged sweat into my clothes? I'll leave early and drive every time I can.

2016-09-13

Sunset and the mountan 「富士山日没」

富士山日没

I really need to post here more. To make up for it, here's a nice picture that says "JAPAN!" all over it.

2016-08-18

The ultimate Japanese pussy magnet!

get japanese pussy

1%erss are doing it wrong. They all buy Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Bugattis to show off in the hopes of attracting pussy, but none of those fancy Italian super-cars has ever pulled in the pussy as hard as this JDM beast.

2016-07-24

time


I bought a watch. It tells the time accurately, It has an alarm and it was dirt cheap. Yes I could have gotten something better, but I'm going to lose it anyway, so there is no need to drop more than I have to.

2016-07-20

Kitamoto Nights #RealJapan

When I meet people, even people from Saitama, and tell them I live in Kitamoto, more often than not, I get asked where (the hell)  that is....





Which means we chose the perfect place to move to.

2016-07-19

Yoyogi park weekdays, fishing in Nagano and more...#7Days7Minutes (2016-05-16)



A slightly more abstract video than the last, and a bit rushed on the cuts, but I need to make a point of pushing through the backlog, so quality may suffer.

Otherwise, I don't get on camera this week either. For which, you're probably better off.

MUSIC:

Terminus by May
http://bit.ly/mayterminus

Les Toreadores (Bizet)
Youtube Creator's Library

Wounded
by Avius & Kyoot
from Creative Comons on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/creativecommonsmusicfree/avius-kyoot-wounded-creative-commons

original:
https://soundcloud.com/dubstep/wounded-by-avius-kyoot

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2016-07-15

People Watching, Shinjuku rooftops, a street performer and more... #7Days7Minutes (2016-05-09)



Vivid vicarious voyeruristic visual vistas.

The diamond miner at 1:56 is Reno from http://anthrobotic.com/
He did that on purpose for the camera.

All music by MilesM
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2016-07-12

On patrol - The Sony a7S owns the night #RandomJapan

saitama japan

I know the camera is only a part of the image making  process. Give me a shitty camera and I'll still give you an excellent image. Conversely, give the average Taro a Hasselblad and you'' get a blurry 50 megapixel duck-face selfie. But there are times when the technology becomes more than just a medium with which to create, but actually enables creativity in conditions that other cameras just can't handle. IS0 32000 in the outskirts of town, surrounded by rice fields. Lit only by a single, weak, incandescent streetlight. I have always been a fan of shooting in low light, but with my a7S I no longer shoot at night... I own the night.

2016-07-11

Shibuya #RealJapan




Before i lived here, I wasn't much of a fan of the Fuji/Sushi/Geisha/shrine images of Japan that Japanophiles, tend to spam the internet with. Nowhere on Earth is anything like the postcard, but the inability of visitors here to see past their sakura tinted glasses bugged me, after 8 years in Japan, it positively vexes me.

It may be one of the best places to live. I know I don't want to live anywhere else. But all the 'japanese culture' that the tourists shnarf like cocaine no more real than the twisted right-wing nationalism that Shinzo Abe is trying to force down everyone's throats. It's all a facade. Thick white makeup covering a pockmarked and blemished face.

I do my damndest to show the reality of this place, through well composed and quality Photo/videography. Sadly, if there is one universal truth about the vast herd of snapchatting baboons infesting the globe, it's that the last things anyone wants to see, are reality and quality.

2016-07-08

Kabukicho - The Morning After the night before #TokyoStreets


The thing about blogging, is you have to do it. Unlike instagram, where apart from staggering posts, there is very little upkeep. This can become quite tedious at times. Though it is where everything all started for me, so I feel like I need to keep it going... Which is more than I can say for the peeps in the first two photos.


This last picture is of an evenly matched group pf guys and girls (one of the dudes just dashed off) looking terribly sober and lacking any other signs to hint at any group (or individual for that matter) debauchery. I know peeps are not getting it on as much as before but when you have matched pair dates in Kabukicho overnight at  least  make sure you do something



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2016-06-27

Meeting Dave, small-town Tokyo, local shrines and more... #7Days7Minutes (2016-05-04)



Finally met Dave Coulson, the man behind Hong Kong How it is. He's a  Hong-Kong based pro-tog who is currently shining a light on the reality of what's happening in Hong Kong as China tightens it's grip on the city.
His website: http://www.davecoulson-photography.com
his channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/cheesindave

The rest are my usual missions about town, though for a change, I shot places I've never shown you before.

All music by Manny Marx:
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2016-06-21

Ray(MadAfro), a drunk, 80D autofocus & more...#7Days7Minutes (2016-04-25)



Only a month behind... thats pretty good by my standards :p
April was the month for visitations. One of my oldest and best mates spent 3 weeks with us. fortunately for you, most of the shenanigans were not caught on camera. There is some gratuitous Shibuya too, as always.

Music:
"The Bridge" and "Heavenly Loon"
by MilesM (DJ Russell CrossFire)
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Canon 80D
iPhone 6
Sony a7S

2016-06-14

#MINAMIS live in Shibuya. #TokyoStreets







Shibuya was abuzz last Saturday, for a change. I happened upon the MINAMIS in Udagawacho. They were probably the most energetic street performance i've seen in a long time. It's good to see people out, expressing themselves through their art, in public. We need more invasions into polite society like this.

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