A short walk in Jiyugaoka

A short walk in Jiyugaoka

I have been working on my focusing with my Mamiya 645.   I have struggled a bit getting used to the focusing prism.   I get more out of focus shots that I expect.   With my Leica I am usually spot on.  I went for a walk in Jiyugaoka and decided to stop down a few stops to make my depth of field a bit wider. I love that these fire extinguishers can be on the street in Japan and never get messed with by kids.   These wouldn't last an hour in America.

Today's Configuration:  Mamiya 645 80mm f/2.8 on TMAX 400

Japanese Fire Extinguisher
Japanese Fire Extinguisher
Jiyugaoka
Jiyugaoka
Jiyugaoka
Jiyugaoka

I always pass this milk delivery place and there is never anyone in there.   Only occasionally there is an old man sitting in front.   I always wonder about these businesses in Jiyugaoka and how they sustain themselves...

Shop in Jiyugaoka shot on TMAX 400 with a Mamiya 645
Shop in Jiyugaoka shot on TMAX 400 with a Mamiya 645

Dry Cleaning and cigarettes... strange pair.

Dry Cleaner in Jiyugaoka
Dry Cleaner in Jiyugaoka

Need your face fixed?  This is your place...

Face Doctor in Jiyugaoka
Face Doctor in Jiyugaoka

I like this view in this Me in the Mirror...works much better stopped down a bit as you get nice details in the reflection.

Me in the mirror
Me in the mirror

This just can't continue to go on... #stopconebullying

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The alleys in my hood...

Jiyugaoka
Jiyugaoka
Jiyugaoka
Jiyugaoka

There are many great Ramen Shops in Jiyugaoka...sadly I haven't eaten at most of them.  I travel a lot and it is easy to put on weight so I try to watch what I am eating when I am home to offset the bad eating style of business travel.

Ramen Shop in Jiyugaoka
Ramen Shop in Jiyugaoka

I was heading to Popeye Camera but they were closed.   Rather than being greeted with a cold steel door I was met with this cute little chair, sign and plants making me feel much better about my denial.   If you are in Tokyo, there is a second little Popeye Camera open in Jiyugaoka.  Check it out!

I have been thinking about expanding my film camera collection and adding a few more into the mix.   I am not hunting for anything in particular just enjoying a lot of window shopping right now and if I find something that is a good deal I might pick it up...

Popeye Camera in Jiyugaoka
Popeye Camera in Jiyugaoka

My doctor shot on Acros 100...Dr. Kimura!

Dr Kimura
Dr Kimura

...and one more me in the mirror for the road!

Me in the mirror
Me in the mirror

Thanks for stopping by today!

A very long day

A very long day

Traffic Cones in Japan

Traffic Cones in Japan

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