Mind Travel: Tokyo


β€œPhotography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”

~ Aaron Siskin

 

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Tokyo Lights

 

Tokyo, Japan, Fujifilm X-T2, Photography, Travel, Night Photography, Black and White

Peace

 

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All Alone

 

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Myth of Tomorrow

 

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Movie Poster

 

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”

~ Henry Miller

 

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Saki Barrels

 

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Crossing

 

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The Crew

 

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Yakatori Master

 

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Hello Kitty?

 

β€œWhat the human eye observes casually and incuriously, the eye of the camera notes with relentless fidelity.”

~Berenice Abbott

 

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Gyoza Seller

 

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Late Night Bite

 

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Imperial Palace

 

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Pagoda, Senso-ji Temple

 

 

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124 comments

  1. Love your photos! Especially the ones of Japanese restaurants!

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  2. Amazing, Jane! Thank you!

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  3. Hi there, you write awesome!!
    Do visit my blog

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  4. Brilliant look into this fast-paced city, Jane, and a nice salute to these Olympic days. It’s such a city of people and I really liked every photo for the people you captured. The two that I liked the most were: “Peace” for the many layers of peace and joy and humanity; and “The Crew” for its playfulness. You really captured the soul of this city, well done.

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  5. Beautiful, crisp and vivid shots of Tokyo, Jane. Every single one so wonderfully done. Really like how you captured the everyday in Tokyo from different angles, making the ordinary look so extraordinary – and in reality, the everyday moments can be so meaningful. I also like Henry Miller’s quote. So agree. Each place is an opportunity to see things from another perspective.

    Also, I like every photo on your jacaranda post. Every purple shot a winner. Hope you are doing well πŸ™‚

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    • Hi Mabel, Sorry for my late reply to your thoughtful comment. I love what you said about the ordinary being extraordinary…one of my basic principles when I’m out there looking. Also, happy you enjoyed those purple jacaranda…such a marvel around So. California. Thanks so much for viewing and responding to my posts. Hope all is well in Melbourne. 😊

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      • Always lovely to here from you, Jane. No need to apologise. Love your work as always, be it capturing the wonders of your travels or the extraordinary everyday around you. I’m doing alright over here. Hope things get better in the world soon. Take care 😊

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  6. Dude. Mind Travel. Duuuuuuuuuuuuuude. What a freakin’ awesome title. I love that. This was a great story! And it’s only part of it! I know you had minimal words here but your pictures took me to Japan. How awesome that you’ve been there and captured your journey. I don’t know if I can pick a favorite because they all show a story but I do enjoy Tokyo Lights, Peace, and All Alone. I got the feels on those and then the Sushi chef and Sake Barrels. Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice. You know I first tried sake at a baby shower? Oh man that’s a good title for a story. Ha! Getting good titles while writing comments cracks me up. Did you get a chance to try a square watermelon? I have not! That trips me out. Thanks so much for sharing these I totally enjoyed them taking me to the country where the Olympics is being held, while everyone is still grounded. High five lady!

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    • Duuuude, thank you so much! 😁 Your enthusiastic response made me smile (as always). I’m happy you enjoyed these favorite memories! And no, I never saw the square watermelon but I’ve read about it! πŸ‰ Now that’s a good title, too! Having Sake sure would make any baby shower better. 🀣

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  7. Wow wonderful photo shoot and nice view of thought in little words.

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  8. I love Japan πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅

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  9. The street food vendors are probably the best places to eat. Good food, doesn’t cost a bundle. I think I mentioned on your last photo trip through Tokyo, I was there for a day, or two, in the previous life. Just enough time to walk around the place, grab something to eat, see all the neon on the Ginza. It might be a while before Japan reopens for tourism, reopen in a broader sense.

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    • Hi David, Well, sounds like you did a quick highlight tour. In Japan, the convenience stores, like 7-11s, have better food than some restaurants. Not like here! Yeah, I think it will be a while before we will be comfortable traveling to places like this again. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  10. Impressive collection of images. They are so vibrant and each one is expertly composed and processed. Are these from a recent trip?

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  11. ive been to Tokyo several times, but your pics showed me something different not just from what ive seen but from photo to photo. wonderful!

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  12. Much attractive

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  13. True words from A. Siskin for sure! It’s always such fun to look back at older photos and reliving some great adventures. Seeing things I may have missed at the time. Closest thing to being there… then! (Which brings to mind your second quote by Abbott!)

    I just love your sense of humor as in the “Peace” shot! What a great catch!

    Then again your post reminded me of the time my mother returned from her trip to Japan and gushed about the fact that Tokyo had a McDonald’s! 🀨 (Say what????)

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    • Hi Gunta, I’m happy you enjoyed this one- that quote from Siskin gets me every time. And I’m so glad you get me and my humor…was thrilled that the police officer scowled at me! haha.
      Too funny about your Mom…when we were in Beijing, our guide was so excited to show us the “biggest McDonald’s” in the country. Huh? πŸ˜„ Thanks for sharing your thoughts! πŸ’•

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  14. Great images as always, Jane. And also as always, you pick out some excellent quotes.

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  15. You just brought me back there, great shots. I lived in Tokyo prefecture for 3+ years and spent a lot of time in the city. Glad to see it through your eyes.

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  16. Beautiful photography skills, I have followed your blog

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  17. Wow! Such steady hands! Such erect photographs!

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  18. PS like Lynn said – I love the opening quote. I find that all the time – memories I didn’t know I had.
    A.

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  19. Oh thank you for this mini trip back to Japan. I love it so, and your photos have captured the essence.
    Alison

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  20. Will you be travelling again soon, Jane?

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  21. The opening quote is perfect for these, isn’t it? We know we need to spend time without a camera when we travel, to be more present to the whole experience, but then…there is so much value in the images we do bing home. This post makes that clear. I like the realism in “Late Night Bite” and “The Crew” is unbelievable Beautiful framing on “Saki Barrels” and great eye on the movie poster – it’s a very handsome image.! “All ALone”, “Peace” and “Tokyo Lights” are marvelous – something really happened to you on that trip, photography-wise, didn’t it? You were inspired. And “Crossing” is tops!

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  22. Wonderful street pictures from Tokyo. A great mind traveling to Tokyo.

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  23. Wonderful! Lovely virtual tour.

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  24. Good pictures, Jane, but maybe not a place to visit just at the moment. Crossing knocks me flat – one of your best pictures? And the final picture, Pagoda, is also wonderful. πŸ™‚

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  25. I’ve been to Japan several times. I have a lot of friends there and it is such a wonderful country to visit. Tokyo city proper is actually my least favorite. I much more prefer the pace in Hiroshima and Kyoto.

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  26. The next best thing to being there. πŸ™‚

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  27. Reblogged this on The ADHD Traveler and commented:
    Some absolutely stunning pictures of Tokyo that make me fondly remember my trip in 2018. Hope to go back some day. If you haven’t seen this yet, I’d recommend taking a look at the pictures and allowing yourself to be swept away

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  28. Thank you for the trip to Tokyo. I remember my trip fondly, and hope to go again some day.

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  29. Thank you, Jane, for gifting us all a trip to Tokyo! Beautiful images!

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  30. The pictures give a tour of the world which I have never seen!
    Thank you so much for posting such great images which help me to get introduced with such amazing things.
    Good job as well. //:>))

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  31. Great images Jane πŸ‘πŸ» What an exciting city Tokyo looks like. Its definitely on my bucket list.

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  32. Outstanding pictures Jane. All are great. Tokyo is a wonderful city (or should I say: cities).

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  33. This was such a wonderful treat for my eyes! πŸ’œ

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  34. Another wonderful collection. The β€œpeople” photos in particular are sharp and instantly tell a story. Just great!

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  35. Another great post, Jane. Love the quotes and the tour of Tokyo through your eyes. I found Movie Poster especially intriguing and not sure why.

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  36. Those quotes encapsulate my feelings on photography! Love the Gyoza lady portrait.

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  37. “Crossing” is what I would call an instant classic …

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  38. Awesome photography Jane.
    Enjoy your weekend and many greetz,
    Rudi

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  39. Interesting to see diversity posters in Japan.

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  40. Nice travel story, Jane; thanks!

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  41. Awesome photography as always. Wish I could visit this amazing place! Myth of Tomorrow is just fab, how did you manage to take that shot!?

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  42. Loved your beautiful collection of captures in Tokyo, Jane. Since I was a teenager I dreamed of visiting Japan.

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  43. Fascinating photography Jane!

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  44. Amazing and beautiful photos, Jane! Wow. Have a great weekend. 😎

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  45. Amazing photography! These are a pleasure to look at! Brilliantly captured.

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