Instameet: NAOJ

...or National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. In Mitaka. Also the location for a film themed Instameet with the Instameet Community JP folks. The campus houses quite a few pretty important historic astronomical observatory buildings like one of the oldest 20-cm Telescope Dome that was built back in 1921 and a…

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Instameet: Dondo Yaki

The Japanese put up a special ornament on their door every year new year, something that I don't quite fully understand whenever I walk around the neighbourhood. I was just not curious enough to ask anyone about it: What is it for? Should I do it too? Would I be…

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Instameet: Illuminations

Instameet on Christmas eve? How thoughtful of them to make us feel less lonely on this joyous occasion. I LOVE IT. This time we went to illuminated Showa Kinen Park in Tachikawa. But before that, we gathered at IKEA Tachikawa. The plan was to take 'Diamond Fuji' shots from the…

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Instameet: Inokashira

Autumn is almost at it's peak, and it's almost time for colour explosions everywhere. Inokashira Park is just a short walk away from Kichijoji Station. For this meetup, I used my 35mm f1.4 classic OM lens on a speedbooster exclusively. Hence, while the pictures are not sharp, the bokeh…

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Instameet: Health & Wellness.

Witness me fail spectacularly at nailing the theme for October's instameet: Health & Wellness. It was the National Health and Sport Day, and we went to take a walk along Tama River. We were suppose to take pictures of, you know, anything that's related to health thingamajig, and that's totally…

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Instameet: Kind Comments

In conjunction with Instagram Worldwide Instameet with "Kind Comments" as the theme, the usual peeps decided to go with "rainbow" to go with it... because we're "kind" is not exactly what I would describe myself as. Wearing striking coloured wears, we gathered in Shinjuku,…

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