While my wife went shopping, I took a walk from Omotesando to Meiji Shrine (part 1) and then back through Harajuku to Omotesando (part 2).
(A walking fitness celebrity which I guess makes him required to wear fur)
Hello Kitty on drugs…the stress of being a celebrity…
Very nice pictures!
Love the photos. Thanks for sharing them with us!
Thanks for looking!
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Beautiful pictures — I love the character you’ve captured in the different people!
Wow, really beautiful photos!
Hello Kitty on drugs HAHAHA
Gorgeous photos. Happy White Day, by the way!
Forgot about White Day. Thanks!
Oh, if you’re married, you better remember!
Ah. Japan. How I wish I could go there. Maybe one day. I’ll keep this blog checked so I can prepare for it. I’ve also SO wanted to learn the language but have been finding it hard to do.
Definitely ecclectic. A feast for the senses. Thank you.
Great pictures! I love your black and whites.
I’m appreciating B&Ws more and more. Thanks!
These pictures are amazing! its very cool how there a little out of focus in different ways. I’m just getting into photography and i was wondering what you use to manipulate photographs? The cool textures and blurriness… I have Photoshop CS5 but i would have no idea to do this with it. Could you give me a little tip? 🙂
What works for me is a fixed fast lens such as a 35mm or 50mm @ f2 or better yet a f1.4 The pictures have much more dimension than with a zoom lens.
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I taught in Japan for three years and it brings back memoiries arigato goziamas
Nice pictures! I especially like the first one, the abstract of shadows and geometric paving stones.
I didn’t know that there were still “goth lollies” posing in Harajuku…
I like that photo too. Thanks!
Wow! Your gorgeous photos dragged up ancient memories of when I lived in Tokyo in the 80’s and used to do this same walk on a Sunday morning, to enjoy the photomontage of the self-consicous performance punks in Harajuku. I love your images! I wrote about Japan in my 50 words blog: hope you like it! http://50wordsfor50countries.com/2012/01/10/37-japan/
It’s funny how romantic photos often involve Paris or other parts of Europe. but often Asian countries are left out of the picture.
It’s great to see that a place like Japan can have a touch of romance as well. (With the first few photos…not so much the Hello Kitty on crack..)
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hahah I can’t believe it! When we were in Harajuku we also saw Hello Kitty on drugs the same guy! I have pics of him. He is definitely a character – Oh yeh guys it’s a he in case you were wondering.. and last time we were there he had a girlfriend too heheh
That’s funny. I had a feeling it was a guy. Hopefully the girlfriend was also in pink
yes she was hehe.. strange world we live in 🙂
woowww amazing!! id love to go there one day.. thanks for sharing.. 🙂
Fantastic photos. Made me homesick for Tokyo again (even though I never lived there) Check out my Sunday stroll through Hirijuku – http://shanewozere.wordpress.com/2009/10/30/harijuku-smile-is-best-makeup/
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This is a very interesting blog!
Thanks for the reblog!
You are welcome Ken!
Aaaah wonderful. I miss Tokyo!
You captured a walk through the Meiji Shrine very well…there are many types of people to be seen in this area…businessmen, elderly women walking around in their running shoots, and the harajuku fashionistas…etc.
Tokyo’s such a great place for street photography. Thanks!
cool! i love 2nd photo
Its such an iconic crosswalk – been over it many times since I was a kid. Thanks.
Lovely photos !
Great pics. Last one was my favorite! Congrats on getting ‘pressed’!
The spike surpised me too. Thanks.
Wonderful scenic pictures!
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nice pictures 😉
Thanks for sharing!
I think I’m turning Japanese
I really think so
Loooove Hello Kitty on drugs! Haha! Stunning pictures. I hope to be able to travel someday. Right now I have to live vicariously through travel blogs. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
i love the 2nd and 3rd one, very interesting!
Was wondering about the 3rd one…Thanks!
hah, sometimes interesting comes up behind what eyes see..
You make me want to learn japanese 🙂
you make me wanna learn japanese
you make me wanna study japanese
Love these pictures as our son is in Japan, serving with the US military. I have only seen a few of his shots and a few of his friends. Thanks for posting yours, as I enjoy reading about Japan and it’s culture.
You should visit him. Thanks.
Nice photo.. I love the 10th photo, a man with “hakama” (If I’m not wrong or Yukata ?) Thanks for sharing
Hakama – also its kind of a “uniform” for those working at the shrine.
I like 1st,4th & last pictures very much.other pictures also nice.
That was totally Hello Kitty overload.
That girl in the pink outfit (last photo) almost doesn’t remind me of a real person LOL! What I liked about your photos is that normally, when one pairs the word “Harajuku” with photos, one is treated to an overload of zany, kooky-but-cool fashion ensembles, but your photos showed a softer side of Harajuku. Loved them!
Thanks – Harajuku a pretty diverse area with a major shrine, a Rodeo drive-like shopping area, and the more kooky-cool area. Thanks.
Loved your photographs!!!
Loved these photographs but especially the ones of San Diego! Fantastic!
Thanks – need to get more San Diego posts.
Love your shots!!!
Lovely & lively!
Amazing images! Now if only I could get past only laying-over at Narita.
Lovely & lively!
Lovely & lively!
I like the 1st and 4th picture most…others are also great piece of work…
loved the second shot…love the angle,and the blue in the shot!!
Beautiful post! I feel that you’re really giving your readers the best by taking so many good photos. I love Japan, and your post just made me like it even more XD
Come and check my blog too, I have several posts about Japan as well.
Thanks! Will check it out.
I’m loving the pictures. Love black and white
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Beautiful job, magnificent photos! I love the first one with the shadows, and some of the out of focus ones give so much depth to the photo. Congratulations!
Beautiful pictures ~ you’re making me miss Japan even more!
I love it though and cannot wait until I can go back to visit =)
Amazing photography here – brilliant!
This is so stunning and inspiring. Congrats on being freshly pressed!! ^-^
Really lovely composition!
Great pictues, love the captions!
Subarashii! This brings back sweet memories of my old days in Japan 🙂
I want to visit there one day.
Amazing pictures! I want to visit!
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The B&W photo looks really nice on your white background. Thanks for sharing!
Lovely photographs. Not sure what the girl in pink (last photo) is doing. Funny seeing girls wearing bedroom slippers in public.
Turns out someone had more details and its actually a guy.
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The reblog looks really nice on your site! Thanks!
Kudos to you for getting down just to get that perspective in the second photo! Oh, the highs (or in this case, lows!) photographers will go to for their photos, haha! I think it works great though. Interesting collection of subjects! 🙂
Actually I don’t think I had to get in an embarrassing position, I was on the stairs partway down. Thanks!
Oh, is that so? Haha, how convenient in that case! 😉
I agree. This is one of the few photo blogs that actually made me feel like I was there! Good job!
Nice photos! I guess it’s about time I went to Tokyo. But I am a lazy Kyoto girl who goes to Osaka every time she needs some urban atmosphere…
really nice and meaningful series
Nice photos. Great city, Tokyo
LOVE YOUR PICS! Thanx
Those are absolutely stunning photographs! Congrats on being freshly pressed!
Amazing photos, and congrats on being Freshly Pressed! What camera did you use?
Amazing photos! Excellent work. Thank you. Greetings from Italy.
Great work, keep them coming:)
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Stunning photographs. The composition is perfect.
Wow these photos are amazing, i love the out of focus shots, really nice!
great pics. brings back memories.
Lovely pictures! Harajuku is one of my favorite places to people watch 🙂