Italian photographer deeply in love with Japan, I share my photos (in Japanese shashin) and my experiences in Japan. I love Japanese art, culture, literature, music, tradition, food, people, elegance and mostly, beautiful women.
Is tradition, in Japan, to make red knitted hats to children's statue, oJizosama, Bodhisattva (Bosatsu) protector of traveller, ofthen found at border of roads and in cemetry too. Nikon D3x with 85 mm. at f 1,4 in natural light.
A boy walking in front of the Yamatogawa sake factory in Kitakata, one of the attraction of the town, with the characteristing noren (Japanese shop entrance curtain). Photo taken with Nikon D3x with 85 mm. f 1,4 at the end of March.
At the end of March there was still snow on the ground in Kitakata, while in Tokyo the cherry blossoma was reaching the peak. Here Suwa Jinja area in the morning, photographed with Nikon D3x with 85 mm. at f 1,4 at 100 iso.
The spectacle of cherry blossom is even more fascinating at night, in Japanese is called yozakura (sakura at night). Here is Roppongi, Tokyo and the different colors are due to the diverse sources of street lighting. Photo taken with Nikon D3x hand held with 85 mm. at f 1,4 at 640 iso.
A view of Roppongi area by night, from the ANA Intercontinental Hotel, and one of the elevated roads, like the one described in the Murakami Haruki book 1Q84. Night photography at 1000 iso, hand held Nikon D3x with 17 - 35 mm. at f 2.8.
Megurogawa is a river in Tokyo and is renown for the great cherry blossom display in Spring.We arrived at Meguro at sun setting and had a long walk along the river until dark, it was an incredible experience, impossible to describe with words.