People I’ve Seen: Japan


Tokyo, Kyoto, Japan, Photography, Fujifilm x-T2, City, Street Photography, People, Portraits

Happy

 

Tokyo, Kyoto, Japan, Photography, Fujifilm x-T2, City, Street Photography, People, Portraits

Peace

 

Tokyo, Kyoto, Japan, Photography, Fujifilm x-T2, City, Street Photography, People, Portraits

Myth of Tomorrow

 

Tokyo, Kyoto, Japan, Photography, Fujifilm x-T2, City, Street Photography, People, Portraits

Hello Kitty?

 

Tokyo, Kyoto, Japan, Photography, Fujifilm x-T2, City, Street Photography, People, Portraits

Gyoza Greeter

 

Tokyo, Kyoto, Japan, Photography, Fujifilm x-T2, City, Street Photography, People, Portraits

The Crew Awaits

 

Tokyo, Kyoto, Japan, Photography, Fujifilm x-T2, City, Street Photography, People, Portraits

Celebrating

 

Tokyo, Kyoto, Japan, Photography, Fujifilm x-T2, City, Street Photography, People, Portraits

Ice Cream Time

 

Tokyo, Kyoto, Japan, Photography, Fujifilm x-T2, City, Street Photography, People, Portraits

Train Conductor

 

Tokyo, Kyoto, Japan, Photography, Fujifilm x-T2, City, Street Photography, People, Portraits

Shibuya Crossing

 

Tokyo, Kyoto, Japan, Photography, Fujifilm x-T2, City, Street Photography, People, Portraits

Neighborhood Walk

 

Tokyo, Kyoto, Japan, Photography, Fujifilm x-T2, City, Street Photography, People, Portraits

Techies

 

Tokyo, Kyoto, Japan, Photography, Fujifilm x-T2, City, Street Photography, People, Portraits

Torii Gate Crowd

 

Tokyo, Kyoto, Japan, Photography, Fujifilm x-T2, City, Street Photography, People, Portraits

Red Umbrella

 

These images were made in Tokyo and Kyoto with my Fujifilm X-T2 and 18-55mm f/2.8 lens.

 

 

 

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147 comments

  1. Really love the way you shoot the activities, great images πŸ‘πŸ™‚

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  2. I love them all!! My favourites are Peace, Celebrating and Techies!

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  3. So many great photos in this set. Red umbrella is probably my favorite but Peace is surreal.

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  4. So much joy. What beautiful moments captured.

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  5. Authentic and beautifully composed street photography! My favs are “crew”, “conductor” and “kitty” compositions. Love the overhead composition too.

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  6. Just wwwwwoooowwwww! Wunderful! LetΒ΄s fly to Japan!

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  7. Wonderful portraits Jane! Fascinating introduction to the country and its people.

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  8. The “crew” one reminds me of Wes Anderson!

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  9. What a wonderful gallery of people, Jane! Your shots really help me understand the people and places better. I haven’t been to Japan yet, but hope to go!

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  10. Amazing as always Jane! Fabulous shots.

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  11. “Don’t tell me what you know, tell me where you’ve traveled” most certainly applies. Thanks once again.

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  12. Wonderful images, Jane! What’s with that train crew? Bizarre! That was one terrific moment to catch. I like the Neighborhood Walk photo, too, for the expression in her face, really her whole body. And Peace – love the symmetry. The Fugifilm is a great street camera, isn’t it? (No, I don’t have one, I just read about them!) You did it justice.

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    • Thank you, Lynn! I was thrilled to catch that train crew…actually, it wasn’t too difficult since they were lined up well ahead of the train arrival. 😁 Great photo opps throughout the trip and the Fuji worked very well for street with its smaller and lighter size– much stealthier than my Nikon– so glad you like them.

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  13. Amazing pictures. Japan is really n amazing place . Can’t wait to bring the family back in the future.

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  14. Toss up between red umbrella and Tori gate. I like that you got thee crowd grouped contrasted with the yellow(ish) pillars and beams. And you must be excellent at telling Japanese jokes(first photo) . The Japanese joke jester Jane.

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  15. Marvelous captures Jane! I loved this post very much. People are interesting, and challenging to photograph. There’s so much life in your photos.

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  16. Hi, Jane, I loved this post so much I reblogged it on Surprising Lives and added a few comments. This is the link; https://surprisinglives.net/2018/11/08/japan-people-culture-contrasts/
    Have a great day. πŸ™‚

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  17. Greatly enjoyed your compositions in “Peace” and “The Crew Awaits.”

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  18. They perfected the blending of technology with the traditional … along with “Hello Kitty” and “Maneki Neko San”. πŸ™‚

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  19. Wow, I love the contrasts that you caught both in your shots as well as in the Japanese culture.

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  20. They are all happily exciting but I love “Celebrating” – the one with the beautiful 2 children the best.

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  21. I love your captures of everyday life in Japan, Jane!

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  22. Love seeing the world through your lens, Jane. Marvelous!

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  23. fabulous shots….just loving ‘happy’….so much FUN😜

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  24. Love them all. And the umbrella.

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  25. The train conductor and the red umbrella photos are my favorites this week, Jane. I can see a man who is committed to his profession and an aerial photo that could be classed as Modern Art. Outstanding entries.
    Ξ©

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  26. Very nice collection of street pictures. (Suzanne)

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  27. I particyularly like the Red Umbrella.

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  28. So much the same, so much different. You have a wonderful eye for detail (I might have said that a few times before) and quirky images. Love the red umbrella! Well spotted.

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  29. Great photo’s from a crowdy place, still you catched an quited moment with the train conductor. love this photo because of the colors, lines, and textures.

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  30. Love seeing Japan through your creative lens

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  31. Wow! While viewing these photos, I felt like I am present at those places. πŸ™‚

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  32. I love your diverse collection of images. There are some that are recognisable in any setting, like with the schoolgirls, in which we see our own lives. And there are those that are so obviously of a place, like ‘Celebrating’ and ‘The Crew Awaits’.

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  33. Love the rushing commuters in myth of tomorrow, and that red umbrella!

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  34. Yep, great series! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Great set Jane. Love the kids especially. Your love for little ones always shines through.

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  36. In Tokio with a Fuji-Camara πŸ™‚ Great Images…the red umbrella is wonderful!

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  37. Love the vibes you caught here. As usual you’ve made it tough to pick a favorite, but I think I’ll go with the red umbrella. Looks like you had a great time!

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  38. Well seen love the vibrant colours

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  39. I love, love your Japan collection, Jane. Japan is on my travel list since I was very young.

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  40. The photographs are wonderful as usual.

    Cordially

    Anne Camner

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  41. Hello Jane,

    These are beautiful images. I’m glad you enjoyed visiting some areas of my country πŸ™‚
    Regarding some of the “close-up” images — did you ask the subjects for permission to take their photo?
    Many Japanese are sensitive to privacy (especially with children and minors), and often become frustrated when tourists snap photos and share publicly without their knowledge. Unfortunately, many cannot express their feelings in English, hence, many visitors misinterpret to say it’s “OK” to take photos.
    I hope you don’t get offended. I enjoy your photography very much. Which is why I wanted to offer my personal thoughts as a Japanese.

    Best wishes,
    Takami

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    • PS: It’s considered to be perfectly OK to take photos of public officials (for example: the policeman in your second photo “Peace” – a wonderful shot!)

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    • Hi Takami, Thank you for your terrific comment. I share your concerns. In most cases, I am shooting stealthily, however, in the images, Happy and Celebrating, I asked for permission and it seemed to me to be clearly granted. Your advice about misinterpreting the response is a good one and I hope that I didn’t overstep bounds.
      I am not offended at all, and appreciate you sharing your thoughts. I found your country to be magnificent and the Japanese people I encountered gracious and friendly. And your cuisine delicious. I loved every minute.

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  42. Good timing with the one red umbrella amidst the black and white!

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  43. Wonderful again! The picture ‘celebrating’ and most of all the umbrella’s are my favorites.

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  44. Great images. Really like this kind of photograph and you do it so well.

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  45. These great images highlight what a talent you have for graphic design within each photo. Nice work, Jane!

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  46. hi jane wonderful, interesting and variable pictures my favorit is the 2nd, 4th and 14th.
    greetings robert

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  47. You have such a wonderful eye. Love the adorable children!

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  48. Beautiful collection of images Jane πŸ™‚ It looks incredibly colorful over there. I think you were right when you said I wold love it.

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    • Hi Joe, It’s a vibrant place, certainly with its people, but also for the fascinating shrines, temples and architecture. The food is also superb! Glad you enjoyed these street images…such fun to find.

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  49. Sometimes when I see posts like this I wonder how photographers grabbed these shots! Like the crew in line – did you arrange them blue pink blue pink!
    And the guy (2nd from right) looks like he is holding a tool my friend uses called a fascia blaster (by Ashley Black)
    And like the “hello diversity”
    But also the “everyday people” vibe
    Laughed at the “techies” one and just some interesting shots here –

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  50. What a fabulous collection of images. Every one says Japan! The first two and ice cream time are my faves.
    Alison

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  51. Love that red umbrella…. great crosssection of so many people! Terrific!

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  52. fun to see Japan (and your trip adventures)thru your lens (and eyes) Love the people, the kids are darling, and the red umbrella scene

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  53. Lovely images. Thanks for sharing

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  54. You must have taken a gazillion pictures, what with so many things being different from the way they are at home.

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    • Hi Steve, I sure did! Have hundreds more to cull through. Haven’t even started on the amazing temples and shrines. The Japanese people, however, are the highlight of my experience. Glad you enjoyed- thanks so much.

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  55. Wow I love these photos Jane, so much colour and smiling people. A very different culture. Must have been a fabulous trip! β€οΈπŸ˜„

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  56. Great set of images. love the bright colours and captions.

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