Category Archives: Festivals

Summer Fireworks 2016

This past weekend in my town here in Japan, my family was able to enjoy the annual summer fireworks festival. From the end of July through much of August, towns all across the country hold their own special fireworks displays, and people come out to watch them, often wearing traditional Japanese clothing. Being as popular...

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    Favorite Cherry Blossom Photos From The 2016 Season In Japan

    Another cherry blossom season has come and gone (at least in Tokyo), and I’ve got a veritable ocean of images to wade through as proof! Unfortunately, this year was more cloudy and rainy than normal. There were only maybe 2 truly good weather days during the season, and only one while things were at full...

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      Cherry Blossom Season In Tokyo

      It’s no secret – I love cherry blossom season in Japan. There are lots of amazing events all year long here, but really nothing tops the cherry blossoms. If I’m totally honest though, I enjoy the season more out in the countryside away from the skyscrapers and crowds, exploring in the relative peace and quiet....

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      Cherry Blossoms At The Meguro River In Tokyo

      For the last week or so my brother has been in town, and during that time we went and visited a number of places around Tokyo to enjoy the cherry blossoms. If you follow me on Instagram in particular, you’ve probably seen a few of the images I’ve been sharing. This is one I just...

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        Photographing Summer Fireworks

        Everyone loves fireworks! They’re beautiful, bright, and just generally awesome. And no matter where you live, you’re likely to have at least one day during the year when your town hosts a grand fireworks display. In Japan this is certainly the case, particularly during the month of August, when fireworks festivals are held across the...

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