Nikko is an Ice Hockey town and this weekend was the Great Skate Tournament at the Hosoo skate rink. One of my son's friend plays in a team which was playing at the tournament, so we decided to have a look at the event.
I found this car/pick-up last week in Imaichi. I have no clue what model it is, but I want one. Yeah, I want one.
In Japan, if you own a restaurant and somehow manage to get on TV or get excellent comments on blogs by a reviewer, there is a lot of chances that your business explode. That's what happened to my favorite restaurant in Chuzenji. A six places counter restaurant which serves the best "sauce katsu" in the world at a ridiculous price. Today I went there and decided to drive further to get some shot of the last snow in Oku-Nikko. Here are the pictures.
* If you want to know more about the restaurant, drop me a line in the comment...
Today was a cold rainy Monday with absolutely nothing special. I didn't take any picture even though I carried my camera pretty much everywhere I went. So let's talk about the camera.
My Fujifilm X100T is seriously dying. After 4 years of hardcore use, many rainy and wet session and a Japanese sake flood, it doesn't work as smooth as it uses to anymore. Most of the control on the top plate are sticky and get stuck, the manual focus ring doesn't work anymore and there are a few screws missing on the base plate. Well...
Of course, I have a back-up, a brand new X-H1 with the amazing 18-55mm kit lens, but that camera does not and will never replace my X100T. Right now, I am seriously thinking about getting an XF10 until they release the fifth generation of the X100 series camera... I mean, for 500$, you can't go wrong!
If you guys own an XF10, please let me know what you think about it.
Cliquer Last year we had a blast hitting the slopes (sliding) of Yumoto ski center with the kids and decided to go back this year before the snow is gone.
Yumoto ski center isn't a destination you put on your list if you come to Japan for skiing, but it is a fun place for us who lives only a few minutes away. Here are a few pictures from today: pour modifier.
We didn't do much today. We spent time with the kids and made hat with the mikan skin... :)
I told you yesterday that I would publish more picture from Nikko Cedar Avenue... I went back there today again!
The weather in Japan has been quite nice in the last couple of days, and I've been shooting a lot around the Nikko Cedar Avenue. It is by far my favorite place in the area. You might see a lot of pictures from Suginamiki in the future post of the blog... so that you know! :)
It's been several years since I try to motivate myself to write blog articles daily. But there is always something that cuts my momentum.
Today I want to do that simple. I will create a post per day that will include one or maybe only two images. I will share pictures which document my daily life here in Japan, nothing more.
Here is Regular Everyday Normal Guy in Japan 01
Recently I've been hunting for old film cameras, and for this purpose, I went to an area in Nikko called Imaichi. Imaichi is the most populated area of Nikko. There, I found some elderly people playing "ground golf," and I decided to stop to say HI!
No this is not Irohazaka. This is road number 277 who begins at Yumoto Onsen and get you to Okorogawa. Those you follow me on Youtube know that I've recently purchased a Honda Little Cub, which is a small 50cc motorcycle made by Honda. I bought the bike mostly to get out and shoot more photos and videos. I sometimes find that driving a car in Japan is a hustle, purchasing a small motorbike solved the problem. Today I decided to get back on road 277 for the second time. I didn't drive all the way to Okorogawa, but it's on my list for next week!