Friday, February 24, 2017

Harajuku Omotesando Genki Matsuri Super Yosakoi 2016

Last August while walking through Yoyogi Koen and Harajuku, I inadvertently wandered into the Harajuku Omotesando Genki Matsuri Super Yosakoi. Although I was unable to linger for the dancing I was able to snap a few photos of costumed performers.



Nikon D600 with Nikon 24mm f/2.0 Nikkor AI @ f8, ISO 200,1/200 sec.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

More quirky things spotted on my long Labor Day walk...

There are still more quirky things spotted from my walk through the city in September. These must be a custom paint job. Perhaps the company has some connection with Yayoi Kusama. I can't believe that a Komatsu, Kubota or Caterpillar dealership would have a purple track hoe with white polka dots on the lot or have this option available for order.

BTW - This is the second quirky thing thing spotted on this day. The first has to be the salary man riding the monkey bike. These large track hoes have an usual color scheme and there are two of them!



Nikon D600 with Nikon 85mm f/1.4 AI-S @ f5.6, ISO 100, 1/320 sec.

Immortal Flowers at The Prince Gallery, Chidoya

I finished my labor day walk near The Prince Gallery. This is a posh luxury hotel in Chiyoda located near the older but also very posh New Otani in the Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho development. The striking feature that attracted my attention this sunny September Monday, was colorful gigantic stainless steel sculpture, “Echoes Infinity~ Immortal Flowers~”, by Shinji Ohmaki.



Nikon D600 with Nikon 24mm f/2.0 Nikkor AI @ f5.6, ISO 100, 1/400 sec.




Nikon D600 with Nikon 24mm f/2.0 Nikkor AI @ f8, ISO 100, 1/250 sec.




Nikon D600 with Nikon 24mm f/2.0 Nikkor AI @ f8, ISO 100, 1/160 sec.