Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto
My son loves them!
I have no idea who Sato-san on the left and Hiroko-san are.
But Sato-san seems to live near my office. It says 和泉町(Izumi-cho).
And Hiroko-san lives in 上北沢 (Kami-Kitazawa) near my home.
I hope they are and will be happy together.
Odakyu department store in Shinjuku.
It was there since I was a small kid.
I remember that I l lost at the toy department there,
and asked a clerk to call my mom.
Even as a child it was embarassing
to hear my name in the announcement.
I gave my grandmother a ride to a hospital for a medical checkup.
While I was waiting, I saw the buildings
which were awarded by a local government.
It's not somei yoshino,
a cherry tree which is most famous,
but this pink cherry tree is the best
and the main tree at the temple near the office.
I can't wait to see its flowers.
What you can see on the background is the temple bell.
The sunlight was so beautiful this afternoon.
Even these small plants just outside of my house
on the asphalt looked wonderful!
I had long wanted to shoot a barber near by.
What I originally wanted to to shoot was
the three-color-stripe sign barbers set up in front of their shops.
But I noticed this old illusrations and I much like this!!
The illustraion moves when you see from different angles!
I shot this sitting at the desk of the office.
As you can tell, it's a desktop calendar,
of which illustrastions are done by a friend of mine.
He has contributed so many illustrations to us,
and is now involved in so many big projects
with vairous companies .
One of them is an animation project.
It is now in production in Spain.
I can't wait to see it!
If you are interested, pleasevisit Jun Ichihara's Web site.
I thought I might be able to see
one or two hasty cherry blossoms but I didin't find any.
Instead, I saw the moss on their trunks were producing flowers.
They are flowers, aren't they?
If so, they must be the tiniest flowers I have ever seen!
I visited a friend of mine and saw him.
He is one of the two cats living in the house,
and is the older one so he's called "兄 - ani -",
which means "big brother."
It's hard to shoot a cat in a rather dark room,
so I set the ISO to 400, and gained grains here.
An interesting thing about this white flower is
that it was just outside of the flowerbed,
which was occupied by panies.
This white flower might have been inside of
the flowerbed last year, and the seeds or roots
were left outside there. I love its vitality!
I walked around the office at the lunch time,
but there was nothing much to see in a typical residential area.
These plants were on the track side of a local railway.
They were green but I realized they were flowers
when I saw them closely.
I wouldn't realize that if I hadn't had a camera.
Tokyo International Forum
The ceiling of this building looks like a bottom of a boat.
But I am interested in this woody wall.
The lighting is quite nice, isn't it?
If you want to see the ceiling,
seach "Tokyo International Forum" on flickr.
You will find many of them.