Roll #60

This roll is the the second of four rolls shot in Kyoto. The previous roll (roll #59) and this roll (roll #60) were shot at the same time on two different cameras so some of the subjects are the same. Roll #59 was shot with a 50mm lens and roll #60 was shot with my wide 20mm lens.

Enjoy Kyoto wide:

Large torii gates.

Large torii gates prior to entering Fushimi Inari.

One of the temples at Tofuku-ji with beautiful white pebbles.

Mmm mm, some more shabu-shabu.

Bamboo grove at Sagano.

Entrance to a garden.

Sagano.

Sagano.

Sagano. Unfortunately this is the only shot I got without people all over the place. Japan’s a country with a third of the population of the US living in a country the size of California. All of those people have the same days off a year so every place worth going is always swamped and completely crowded.

More Sagano.

Trolley to Arashiyama.

Conductor.

Steps to Ryoan-ji.

Ryoan-ji rock garden.

Ryoan-ji rock garden. Looks tranquil but just to my right are hundreds of people.

Ryoan-ji.

Ryoan-ji.

Ryoan-ji.

Ryoan-ji.

Another temple in the Ryoan-ji temple complex.

Flora around the Ryoan-ji temple grounds.

Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Pavilion.

Kinkaku-ji.

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Roll #59

This roll is the first of four rolls shot (mostly) in Kyoto, Japan:

Kodomonokuni (Children’s World) in Ota, Japan.

Amy during the snowstorm.

Mmmm shabu-shabu!

Woman in her yukata (a lighter summer kimono).

Ryoan-ji rock garden in Kyoto, Japan.

Chinatown in Chukagai, Yokohama.

Jackets.

Our favorite part of Tokyo.

Ebisu, Japan.

Ebisu, Japan.

Amy at the purification font in Kyoto, Japan.

Fushimi Inari, Kyoto, Japan.

Fushimi Inari, Kyoto, Japan.

 

 

 

Gion, Kyoto, Japan.

Gion, Kyoto, Japan.

 

 

We were too early for the cherry blossoms but we at least had some plum trees.

Sagano bamboo forest, Kyoto, Japan.

I shot this roll and the next roll to be posted at the same time on two cameras so that I wouldn’t need to switch lenses. Most of this roll was shot on my 50mm and most of roll #60 was shot on my 20mm wide angle. It was nice to be able to pick up and shoot without constantly changing lenses but you lose chronological order which is a bigger pain to sort out during post-processing.

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Roll #58

From last weekend at Ikaho Hot Spring to today:


The purification font in front of the gate to the Shinto shrine on top of Ikaho.


The gate to the Shinto shrine at the top of Ikaho.


Temple rooftop.



Japanese Alps


If you got beef then…


Onsen steam tower.


Meditation cushion.


A gift from a friend.


One of many things Amy and I will miss from Japan: all the different mochi.


First heavy snow.


Focus on the snow.

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Roll #57

A visit to a mountaintop Shinto temple, Ikaho hot springs, and Haruna Lake:

The roof of the Shinto temple:

Shinto temple in Kanagawa, Ota, Japan:

Gates at the temple called “torii” in Japanese:

As you walk through the torii gates towards the temple, you are meant to be walking from the mundane to the sacred. Not sure what the paper lightning things symbolize:

Amy and I looking over the Japanese Alps in Shibukawa, Japan:

Tree:

Wider:

Walking around a frozen Lake Haruna:

Landscape version:

Amy and I at the Stone Steps in Ikaho hot springs town. The water and steam behind her is the water flowing down from the spring at the top of the mountain. It’s hot and filled with minerals that the Japanese believe are healing. There were public footbaths higher up:

Narrow streets and shops in the town:

Entrance to some kind of pork restaurant:

Looking down at the town. I wish I had a shot (that wasn’t washed out) looking up at the town but the afternoon sun washed em all out :(. Then youd get a better idea of what the town looks like. The whole town is just located aside the steps leading up the hill peaking at the hot spring. Very cool. It’s filled with souvenir shops, street food, onsens (bathhouses), etc:

Town:

Souvenirs:

There are some more Ikaho pictures that are in an unfinished roll currently in my camera…

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Roll #56

This is my second roll of film shot with the Diana mini. I’m getting to know what kind of shots look good with this camera. It’s really not too much different from my Holga in every way except the Holga is medium format and my Diana mini takes 35mm. Fun little camera, I only wish it wasn’t so wide (24mm) or had a smaller minimum focal distance.

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Roll #55

Got a two month old roll of film developed – I love seeing shots I’ve forgotten about :).


Ferris wheel in Odaiba, Tokyo.


Bridge at Odaiba, Tokyo.


Don’t know what this is doing in Tokyo…


Overlooking the Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo.


Dhammadicca Vipassana meditation center in Chiba, Japan.


Christmas present from Amy.


Light wisterias at Ashikaga Flower Park.

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Roll #54

Amy got me a Diana Mini (en Rose) for Christmas :).

Fun little camera, nice to have something pocketable.

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