It was afternoon, December 31st, 2018. I was in Shiogama, a city in the North-East of Japan, strolling through the local fish market, which was about to close. And then I noticed this 90ish year old granny, who was cleaning her stall. Unbelievable dedication (and maybe genetics?) to still work at such a high age and still serve the people! And having the 31st as her last working day of the year… :D Then she took her New Year’s Eve […]
If the Japanese Emperor has birthday, around 100k people come for a visit. His birthday is on 23.12. You want to pay a visit to his birthday party too? I am not sure if you can next time, since he will retire around May…
The first half of November was exceptionally warm in the Tôkyô region, with temperatures sometimes rising until 22°C. Here is a collection of people snapshots from the Yoyogi and Meijingu parks – both are next to each other.
I got lucky that weekend. I went to the Meiji Shrine in Tôkyô and there was THE opportunity to make photos of cute and festivly dressed children. The Shichi-Go-San Kids. What is “Shichi-Go-San”? Let me quote from JapanVisitor: November 15th is the Shichi-Go-San (“7-5-3”) Festival in Japan, celebrated as a gala day for three and five-year-old boys (or, in many areas, for five-year-old boys only) and three and seven-year-old girls. On this day, prayers are offered for the healthy and […]