Category Archives: Spring

As January nears its end, my mind starts turning towards the fast approaching cherry blossom season. Especially since this will be my last cherry blossom season as a resident of Japan, I’m aiming to make the most of it. I’ve got lots of places I want to visit and photograph, and can’t wait to share…

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Last week I took a photography trip down to southern Chiba Prefecture. There are lots of great places to photograph there, but one of the main places I wanted to shoot was these terraced rice fields in Kamogawa. These are known as the Oyama Senmaida rice fields, and are unique in that they are the…

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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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A couple of weeks back I went out with my photographer friend Anthony Wood to shoot the sunset in the rice fields near where he lives. It was a pretty relaxed outing, and while it seemed like the whole thing was going to be a flop due to clouds, just at the end of the…

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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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