Retox

Retox

We started our day this morning just before 6AM with a small 4.8 magnitude earthquake.   We did have one man down…

Today’s Configuration: Leica M9 with a Summilux 35mm f/1.4.   FujiFilm x100.

Danbo Down

This ramen must be very good to have a line this long…  I love these flash lines that form outside of trendy places in Japan.

The long line for ramen

Mayumi and I had an opportunity to get out today for a little shopping…

Antiques in Japan

Antiques in Japan

Antiques in Japan

After a little window shopping we heading to the Tokyo American Club for lunch.   I don’t use my membership enough.

Tokyo, Japan

One of the great things about the new American Club is there is now a family lobby and a formal lobby.   Before there were kids everywhere…which is great except when you are there to getaway a bit.  Now there is an adult part of the club that is only for adults which is great for business meetings and dates with your wife.

Tokyo American Club

Tokyo American Club

Tokyo American Club

Tokyo American Club

Tokyo American Club

Tokyo American Club

I was looking to get back to my Asian diet but it was a great opportunity to get out so I took it… I can start my detox tomorrow.   Today is retox…

Lunch at the Tokyo American Club

Crab Cake…

Lunch at the Tokyo American Club

Spicy raw tuna…

Lunch at the Tokyo American Club

Lobster and Crab Penne…

Lunch at the Tokyo American Club

Caesar Salad…

Lunch at the Tokyo American Club

Lunch at the Tokyo American Club

Yes 3… we couldn’t decide.

Lunch at the Tokyo American Club

Lunch at the Tokyo American Club

Lunch at the Tokyo American Club

To pay for my sins I went for a two hour walk when I got home…  I also need to start using the gym here a few days a week.

Tokyo American Club

Gym at the Tokyo American Club

Bowling at the Tokyo American Club

We stopped by the National Market for a little shopping…

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11 Comments

  1. Food shots look delish! I myself would have skipped the appetizers and entrees and gone straight to the coffee and desserts.
    Good to see you back in Japan. I was missing the Japan scenery for a while there. :-)

  2. I’m new to your photo blog, Shoot Tokyo, and learned of it through a recent Shutterbug article. I’ve enjoyed your photos & comments. I’m not very familiar with Leica cameras & on your Retox blog for 9/4/11 you indicated you used the Leica M9 & Fujifilm x100. What am I missing here? Isn’t the M9 a digital camera?

  3. Hi Damon – Thanks for your comment. I am glad you found ShootTokyo in Shutterbug. I was wondering if anyone did as I didn’t get any comments or mails to that effect so thanks for letting me know. The Leica M9 is a range finder. I was shooting two cameras yesterday; A Leica M9 Rangefinder with a Leica Summilux 35mm f/1.4 lens and I was shooting a FujiFIlm x100 Camera. I used the x100 on the food pictures.

  4. Mart – It was all good…. the chocolate cake and the raw tuna was the best… Interesting combo but that is how it worked out.

  5. Al – I saw on your blog…oh my god that is a lot of garlic….

  6. Thanks for the clarification. When I see FujiFilm I think of the Fuji “film” I used to use.

  7. Dave, now I’m curious and I’m not sure if you’ve addressed this previously so my apologies if you have. When do you choose to use the M9 and when do you choose to use the x100. Is one more suited to certain shots better than others? – Thanks! Teena

  8. Wonderful shots, now I need to travel to Japan for supper some time. The food there looked amazing.

    Question, the white thing on the wall at the top of the red-metal spiral stairs… what is it?

  9. James – It’s a Bose speaker… they have great speakers all over the place there that gives great mood music…

  10. Teena – I try to favor the M9 whenever possible but there are a couple of places I use the x100. The M9 needs 2-3 feet for focusing so if I want to take pictures of food I typically use my x100. Also when I am out with my family I find it easier to shoot the x100 as I don’t need to think as much and can ‘point and shoot’ more.

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