Instameet: Mirrors

We played with mirrors, because our vanity levels we're off the charts. We went to Todoroki Valley. It's a tranquil nature trail in the middle of the busy city and apparently the only valley that exists within Tokyo. It's very, green. I shall let this article that I googled off…

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Sanja Matsuri 2018

Braved the hordes. It was worth it. Sanja Matsuri is one of the biggest Shinto festivals in Tokyo, at Asakusa Shrine. It's a 3 days festival that attracts million of tourists. Like, really a lot. That's like a lot more visitors than Comiket. It's popular for their (very) lively parade…

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Instameet: Close Focus

We go up close with our subject. Really close. Macro photography, one of my favourite photography field; I even had a dedicated macro lens. Bought it 2 years ago because I wanted to shoot something not-so-common, and I needed a good lens to shoot my nendoroid collections back then. So,…

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Instameet: Rainbow Bridge

The usual suspects We crossed a bridge. A big bridge. Rainbow Bridge is a suspension bridge. The bridge carries vehicle, the fancy Yurikamome line and pedestrian. Yeap, there's a special walkway for pedestrian on the bridge. There's nothing "rainbow" about this bridge, other than the fact that 'occasionally'…

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Soga Bessho Bairin

...or Soga Bessho Plum Grove. During my first year in Japan, I've mistakenly identified a plum flower as a sakura flower. Rookie mistake, but come on, they look almost identical. Joined a friend on a trip to small town in Odawara in Yamanashi Prefecture, roughly an hour of train ride…

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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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