PL Fireworks in Tondabayashi City 2015
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
This wonderful apartment is available to rent for tourists visiting Osaka.
The adjoining tatami room can also be used as a bedroom with a traditional futon spread on the tatami mats.
It's just as comfortable as any bed, and you can't fall out!
The master bed room.
A fully appointed kitchen.
Dining table seats up to four quite nicely.
Enjoy a cup of coffee with a view of Abeno-Harukas, currently the tallest building in Japan at 300m.
Monday, March 23, 2015
The spring equinox in Osaka is the date for the annual Nipponbashi Street Festa, a cosplay and anime themed road festival. Here are some photos I managed to take while fighting my way through the very well behaved but extremely crowded area.
Man-Korra, Korra,Toph, Bolin
Jibanyan and Fuyunyan from the very popular Yokai Watch.
Paper/card craft on an extreme level.
I hope this character was supposed to be tired looking, this guy must have been posing with that huge sword/axe/gun/saw? weapon all afternoon.
Unnecessarily dark gritty reboot of a cartoon for 3-5 year olds. Appropriately, this group had many fans.
As though the character had stepped out of the TV. Daisuke Jigen
A fantastic Maleficent cosplay, the expression is perfect. I'm still not sure she was happy with having her picture taken. :P
Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy
I don't remember Vivi having arms that big!
Zangief (Street Fighter), Belle and Beast (Beauty and the Beast)
3/4ths gender bent Harry Potter.
Kamen Rider, I don't know which one.
Weeping Angel from Dr. Who. She actually made a kid cry.
Then they opened up the main street to cars, everyone had to crowd into the side streets...
We need more street!
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Winter is a great time to photography a city at night. As many people are still in the office towers, they are brightly lit from the inside. A tripod is essential for long exposure shots.
A rare toll free parking space.
A cyclist checks her smartphone.
A pedestrian waits for the walk signal.
An ambulance passes through a busy crosswalk.
Umeda Station, Osaka.
Taxis await their turn to queue.