It took me about 8 months living in Tokyo to finally get see the infamous Tsukiji fish market near the Tokyo bay. After visiting it, I now know why everyone suggests this should be on top of your Tokyo bucket list. Take some time in the early morning hours to freely roam the area. Through all the small pathways with hundreds of merchants, each of them with different kinds of fish. You will see everything from the tiniest snails, to gigantic Tuna (really: you would not believe how huge they are. It takes a big Katana (日本刀) to get the soft red meat, so smooth it will melt on your tongue, out of this monster of an animal. One of them will cost a merchant many thousand ¥ to buy themselves, so you could see the pride on some of their faces when they had one of them in their tiny merchant booths.
The dry soil of Death Valley. Nevada, USA. October 2014.on 500px
This picture concludes my US traveling for this year. Done many pictures during the trip that await to be selected, edited and posted. Stay tuned. 25. September – 15. October 2014: – San Fransisco – California State Route 1 – Yosemite National Park – Death Valley National Park – Antelope Canyon – Grand Canyon National Park – Las Vegas – Venice Beach / Los Angeles – New York Thank you McKenna, Natalie, Konstantin, Victoria, Charlotte & Alice.
During my stay in New York, I stopped by at the Con fair to take some portraits of cosplay artists at the venue. A friendly, colorful celebration of comic and fantasy characters.
This time some more scenes and abstract pictures. Less portraits for now. Have only two days left in Tokyo, so there will probably be one more posting with pictures from here. Time just flies by here. Looking forward to see how my next travel destinations in the US: SF and NYC differ from the street experience of Tokyo. What I am looking forward as well is how the cities… sound different. I can only recommend to sometimes stop, or slowly walk, and actively listen to a city. Listen to it’s nature and soul. It feels like it was a huge animal that never ceases to grumble. It never stops. May these be some inspiration how Tokyo looks – and sounds like.
We continue to explore the many streets of Tokyo. Although I have lived here for 6 months in 2013, it feels like there are an infinite amount of places to discover. And known places to re-discover, depending on what day and time you go there.
More days in Tokyo, more street photography. As usual all shots done with the Canon 135mm f/2 lens, my very favorite one for street/portrait so far. I feel that it gives this sense of distance and closeness at the same time, what is a good analogy for Tokyo somehow. Although people are right next to you, the distance between the two of you is usually miles away.