Ohanami in Kinuta Park

Ohanami in Kinuta Park

Today was a bit of mixed weather with the threat of rain.   Mayumi and I headed to Kinuta Park to meet some of my coworkers for Ohanami.  It started to rain as we left but thankfully it wasn’t raining when we got to the park. I found a drive through Starbucks in...Read More
Ome Plum Tree Garden

Ome Plum Tree Garden

My teams work very hard and sometimes you need to take a break.  Last friday we head out of the center of Tokyo for a bit of rest and bonding.   We started out at Akigawa Trout Fishing Park for a bit of river fishing and a BBQ.  This place is a lot of fun.  I spent...Read More
Ohanami in Nakameguro

Ohanami in Nakameguro

It’s that time of year again and Ohanami in Nakameugro is about as good as it gets in my opinion.  I love being able to walk by Meguro River viewing the cherry blossoms, watch the people, take in the sights and sounds and the smells from the many food vendors...Read More
Sayonara Jim

Sayonara Jim

One of the parts of Japanese culture I really love is Sayonara parties.  It is a great way to honor and thank people who worked hard to help and support you.  Jim came over from San Francisco to help us for a year and Friday was his last day in Japan before heading...Read More
Baseball at the Tokyo Dome

Baseball at the Tokyo Dome

I was lucky enough to have some free time and catch a baseball game at Tokyo Dome last week. The Nippon Ham Fighters were playing the Softbank Hawks. A few years ago when the Red Sox came to Tokyo to play a few exhibition games and a few opening games against the...Read More
Less silly things

Less silly things

I always try to ‘be simplicity’…I just find things simpler that way. Today’s configuration: Portra 400 film shot with a Leica M6-J with Noctilux 50mm f/0.95, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 and Summilux 21mm f/1.4 I love all of the levels out behind...Read More