Sunday, June 27, 2010

Family Album Sunday - part 2

early 1960s - Nihonbuyo - Japanese style dancing:


and one more:

Where in Tochigi - that I don't know. Could be in Utsunomiya.

More family album photos are here.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

From the Family Album - part 1

Taken in Nikko in the early 1960s.


We found these old negatives and are busy scanning them. And Every Sunday we'll show you images of "old" Japan. We hope you'll enjoy these glimpses of the past.

This looks like the Yayoi Festival.


As far as we can tell these are just random kids, not our relatives.




This is a Monochrome Weekend entry. To view more black and white photos visit the Monochrome Blog.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Chuzenji Kannon-ko and Jizo Nagashi

Buddhist rituals that took place on June 18th in Chuzenji (Nikko).

Monks leaving Godaido Hall at Chuzenji Temple.



Godaido Hall


Throwing Jizo papers into the lake (Jizo Nagashi). Mount Nantai in the background. The guy in black with a small Nikon is a reporter from the local paper - Shimotsuke Shimbun. Needless to say, Dr. Trouble (who took this picture) ended up in his photos and in the newspaper. LOL!



Chuzenji temple as seen from the lake.

To read more about this event, please visit this post on our other blog - more photos there, too.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Today at Chuzenji temple


To read more about this event, please visit this post on our other blog - more photos there, too.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Photo exhibit at the Oya Museum

Oddly enough, it's about Finland.


It's dark because it IS underground.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Carp, crap, whatever

I hate those little f*ckers anyway:


And this one's blowing bubbles, no less.

This is a Watery Wednesday entry.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Public phones

Didn't know anyone still used them. But I guess if you don't want your wife to find out, you kind of have to.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Book of old photos of Utsunomiya

To read our full review, please visit here.


Inside:


Cover:


Inside:

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Definitely not a sleeping cat

After a photo of my son last weekend, now it's time for a picture of my daughter.
So, here she is, in one of her usual moods:

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Mina Hayashi at Heike Taisai in Nikko

Yes, that's Miss Nippon 2010, with all the poise and personality of a bunraku puppet.

And yes, she's wearing a wig.

And here she is modeling some Heian era fashion.



To learn more about Heike Taisai, please read this post on our other blog.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Heian Era Fashion

seen at Heike Taisai in Nikko:


and in blue:

A short write up about the festival is here.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Today at Heike Taisai in Nikko

sleepwalking:

and collapsing:


A short write up about the festival is here.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

In Nasu - during daytime

sorry everyone, I meant to post it yesterday, but somehow it got saved as draft instead of getting published.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Firewalking once more

see the previous post for more details.

Here's one photo shot on film, fisheye of course:
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