A usual day in the neighborhood…

A usual day in the neighborhood…

My wife commented that I have too much film in the refrigerator and I need to get out and shoot some.

I responded ‘OK’.

I probably have 50 rolls of various types of film in the fridge and just bought another 40 rolls of the magnificent Astia 100.   Time to start shooting a lot of film!   I have to do my part as a husband…

A usual day in the neighborhood…

Today’s configuration:  Leica M6-J, Summilux 35mm f/1.4, Kodak Ektar 100

Japanese Mailbox


Tokyo Train

The wrong side of the tracks…

The other side of the tracks


I walked past this house the other day and was amazed at what a mess it was.  It was in an extremely expensive neighborhood in Tokyo.   I imagine their neighbors are not happy… that’s the front door on the right.  The mailbox is on top of that cinderblock.  I assume that wood and window frame thing is actually covering the living room window.

Messy House


Raggedy Ann or is this Andy?

Raggedy Ann

I went to my local Cut and Perm, in Japanese Ka-to ando Pa-mu, to get a hair cut but sadly they were closed…

Cut & Perm

Polar bear in a pink boa…

Polar Bear in a pink boa

I love the old style BMWs…


I saw this sign on someone’s entrance gate.   It is interesting to not like dogs this much…

No dogs

Flowers in the rain

A cool entrance to a nice Japanese house…

Japanese House

Sometimes you see houses that are set back and squeezed between other houses and their only street access is a narrow driveway.

Japanese House

Me in the mirror

Me in the mirror

Another cool car…

Cool old car


Jiyugaoka Shrine

Japanese Bicycle

Thanks for stopping by today…


  • David Runacres

    Dave – are these scans from Popeye or from your trusty Epson?

  • JP

    Dave – We had a weird hoarder like that living near us in Daikanyama. Everyone hated him – but in his defense, he was crazy.

  • http://iamjenxi.com Jen Xi

    Lovely vintage cars. Time to buy a new fridge, Dave. :p

  • millad

    Hey Dave,
    Seems you’ve got a relax day.
    Actually when I got to that cool BMW photo, the whole photo and its background reminded me the 90’s days and the German Tv series like the Inspector Derrick (I don’t know why)…
    also, I liked the shrine entrance, too.
    thanks for sharing

  • Iris

    I like so much everything that you sharing. Thanks, and your wife have shure about much films that you have.

  • http://www.michaelweening.com Michael Weening

    You would look good with a perm. Seriously.

  • http://www.shoottokyo.com Dave

    These are from Popeye but I haven’t had issues when I scan Ektar myself with my Epson.

  • Pat

    I’ve been to Jiyokaoka only a couple of times and it’s hard to believe there are messy houses there.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.ricky-cheong.com inzite

    astia!? i thought astia was discontinued!

  • http://www.shoottokyo.com Dave

    Inzite – It is. I purchased a few rolls of discontinued film.

  • Jim Brown

    Just wanted to say that I loved a lot of your pictures. My family was stationed in Toyoko for 4 years and we had a great time. It was nice looking at your pictures brought back a lot of memorys.

  • http://www.shoottokyo.com Dave

    Thanks great to hear Jim. I’m glad you enjoy the photos.

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