Good Morning Jiyugaoka

Good Morning Jiyugaoka

I love that the heat of Tokyo has finally left us and Autumn is here.    I went for a nice walk this morning around Jiyugaoka to take some photos and pick up a drink at Starbucks.   I order the same thing every time I got to Starbucks; a Grande Americano in a Venti cup.  I am always perplexed by the massive amounts of confusion my seemingly simple order causes. I used to order a Grande Americano and ask them to fill it only 80% of the way but this seemed to paralyze whatever Starbucks Barista I encountered.   I can only imagine they were trained that they must fill the cup all the way.   Japan is a country of rules.   I tried to no success for months and finally due to my continued inability to properly communicate that I wanted room for milk I started ordering a Grande Americano in a Venti cup.   I believe this is the proper way to order a Grande size amount of espresso and a Grande size amount of water poured into a Venti cup.   Now I seem to simply get a Grande Americano watered down with extra water so the Venti cup is filled up completely.

HELP:If anyone works at Starbucks Japan please give me the code words I am suppose to use for my order.  

Coffee drama aside, I had a great photowalk.   I was shooting my Leica M9-P with a Noctilux 50mm f/095.    To me this is the ultimate camera/lens combination.    If I only had one camera and lens for the rest of my life it would be this.  I love shooting it and love the results I am able to get with it.

My dangerous hood...

Dangerous Place
Dangerous Place

Sneakers...

Nike Sneakers
Nike Sneakers

Communism posters look creepy in any language...

Tokyo Communists
Tokyo Communists

In a few more months the plants will have completed eating this bike...

Tokyo Nature Bike
Tokyo Nature Bike
Motorcycle
Motorcycle
Motorcycle
Motorcycle

I haven't shot a 'Me in the mirror' in a long time...

Me in the mirror
Me in the mirror

I walked through a little temple in Nakane...

Temple in Nakane
Temple in Nakane
Temple in Nakane
Temple in Nakane

Missing a few...

Temple in Nakane
Temple in Nakane
Garage in Tokyo
Garage in Tokyo

Not excessive at all.    This is about safety so stop mocking it...

Excessive use of cones in Japan
Excessive use of cones in Japan

I just love the colors this camera and lens can produce.  Zero post processing (none) on these images...

Jiyugaoka
Jiyugaoka

Looks like DRI is making the warning signs in Tokyo...   (let's see if anyone gets this reference)

Jiyugaoka
Jiyugaoka

My local shrine getting ready for a children's festival...

Jiyugaoka Shrine
Jiyugaoka Shrine
Jiyugaoka Shrine
Jiyugaoka Shrine
Jiyugaoka Shrine
Jiyugaoka Shrine
Jiyugaoka Shrine
Jiyugaoka Shrine
Jiyugaoka Shrine
Jiyugaoka Shrine

Like I said... this is about safety people.   Not a joking matter!

Excessive use of cones in Japan
Excessive use of cones in Japan

Thanks for stopping by today...

Mood Board

Mood Board

The Leica C1

The Leica C1

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