Friday, October 27, 2006

Kyoto 2006

We visited Kyoto last weekend. Naturally, the leaves have not changed much yet---it is still summer like in most of Japan. Fall comes late here, and if you blink, you may miss it.
We didn't have a lot of time to do much, especially time for me to take decent photos. I have a lot of advice for anyone planning a visit to Kyoto, but perhaps the best I could give is that if your wife/husband etc is not interested in photography, make sure you schedule time apart so that you can do more than take hurried snapshots.
More pics to come as I process them. These may not look right as I have not changed the color space back to sRGB from RGB.

Friday, October 13, 2006


An unusually clear day---could even see Mt. Fuji in the background. Very rare before winter.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Early Autumn Sunday on Tama River

The Tama River (Tamagawa) forms the border between Tokyo-to and Kanagawa-ken. Tokyo is the name of the capital city, as well as the prefecture---equal to a state in the US. "American football" is becoming increasingly popular in Japan, with some high schools and junior highs now having teams. Although the Japanese schools seem to practice baseball all year round, there are other options, "American football" and "football." Regular football (some say real football) is soccer, both here and in Europe. A few teams were practicing today.


On the rooftop garden of Takashimaya Department store in Futakotamagawa, Tokyo.