Tag: Japan

A sea of flowers in Japan – photographed by Yuichi Yokata

When it comes to traveling, I mainly get my inspiration from photos. I’m pretty sure many of you feel the same way. 😉 Since I’m about to plan my next trip, I’ve been spending several weeks clicking through diverse photographic platforms and photo/travel blogs. In springtime, in particular, and during the popular cherry blossom season ...

Life in Japan – Herbert Geddes

Once again I’d like to take you on a trip back into the past. This time we’re going to Japan around 1910. Herbert Geddes was the manager of a Canadian import-export company and between 1908 and 1918 he was in Yokohama on a business trip to Japan. On photographic glass slides he captured the impressions ...

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Photo walk with the DP2 Quattro at the Japan Festival in Munich

This year once more the Japan Festival, which has been celebrated in Munich for more than 20 years, took place on July 17, attracting hundreds of visitors. So I decided to participate and take some pictures of the fantastic cosplay costumes. In addition to the many dress-ups, the culinary delights and performances conjure up spellbinding subjects ...

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Japan’s first female photo journalist is still taking pictures at the age of 101

Tsuneko Sasamoto is a very special person. At twenty-five she was the first Japanese woman who made a career as a photographer. For many years she kept working as a photo journalist and documenting Japan before and after the war. This September she turned 101 years old, which, however, doesn’t prevent her from taking pictures ...

Ōkunoshima: Japan’s Rabbit Island

Ōkunoshima is a 2 km long island located in southern Japan, in Hiroshima Prefecture. Between 1926 and 1945 chemical weapons, such as mustard gas, were produced on this island under inhumane working conditions. In 1938 it was turned into a restricted military area and removed from all registers, marine maps and history books. In addition, ...