A blog about my love for Japan.

 

赤羽 1番街 by twinleaves on Flickr.Über Flickr:
練馬区ロング散歩とセント酒 - キオクノキLOGtwinleaves.hateblo.jp/entry/2014/06/11/220329

赤羽 1番街 by twinleaves on Flickr.

Über Flickr:
練馬区ロング散歩とセント酒 - キオクノキLOG
twinleaves.hateblo.jp/entry/2014/06/11/220329

西陽の当たる家 by twinleaves on Flickr.Über Flickr:
新車の慣らしでレトロ街を行く 行田市編 忍城・古墳・タイポ・鉄拳タロー - キオクノキLOGtwinleaves.hateblo.jp/entry/2014/06/29/222408

西陽の当たる家 by twinleaves on Flickr.

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新車の慣らしでレトロ街を行く 行田市編 忍城・古墳・タイポ・鉄拳タロー - キオクノキLOG
twinleaves.hateblo.jp/entry/2014/06/29/222408

明誠書房 by twinleaves on Flickr.Über Flickr:
溝の口駅西口商店街の立ち飲み屋と二子新地の歴史 - キオクノキLOGtwinleaves.hateblo.jp/entry/2014/07/06/205223

明誠書房 by twinleaves on Flickr.

Über Flickr:
溝の口駅西口商店街の立ち飲み屋と二子新地の歴史 - キオクノキLOG
twinleaves.hateblo.jp/entry/2014/07/06/205223

串焼 いろは by twinleaves on Flickr.Über Flickr:
溝の口駅西口商店街の立ち飲み屋と二子新地の歴史 - キオクノキLOGtwinleaves.hateblo.jp/entry/2014/07/06/205223

串焼 いろは by twinleaves on Flickr.

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溝の口駅西口商店街の立ち飲み屋と二子新地の歴史 - キオクノキLOG
twinleaves.hateblo.jp/entry/2014/07/06/205223

i-am-tokyo:

ブラインド・サッカー / Blind soccer
「友人の紹介で、やってみたらはまりました。サッカーは全然やったことはなかったですけど、今は、仕事しつつもサッカーを中心に生活が回っている感じです。難しいのはやっぱりスキルアップの部分もそうですけど、試合中のコミュニケーションとか、状況が逐一変わる中で自分たちのサッカーをやるということですね。」

「東京での日常生活の中で一番大変なことは?」

「東京は交通の便がいいので、人に聞いたりすれば、だいたいどこにでも行ける環境ではあります。でも、ふとしたときに、目を借りるというか、視力を持っている人の助けを得たいときがあって、でもその助けを得たいタイミングで、得られないことがたびたびあって、そう言うときが困りますね。」

「将来の夢は何ですか?」

「今日本代表でプレイしているので、まずはパラリンピックに出て、世界の舞台で得点を取ることです。」

 “My friend introduced me to the game and when I tried it I got hooked. I’d never played soccer before that. It’s a hobby but it’s kind of like my life revolves around it and my work is secondary. It’s tough trying to enhance my skills, but it’s even tougher trying to communicate during a game because the conditions are always changing.”

“What’s the most difficult thing in everyday life in Tokyo?”

“Public transport is pretty convenient in Tokyo, so if I want to go somewhere I just need to ask someone and I can get there. Though there are times I want to borrow someone’s eyes, or get help from someone who has sight, but often I can’t because the timing is all wrong, and that’s a real burden.”

“What’s your dream for the future?”

“I play for the Japanese representative team now, so I hope to play in the Paralympics one day and score a goal on the world stage.”

i-am-tokyo:

ブラインド・サッカー / Blind soccer

「友人の紹介で、やってみたらはまりました。サッカーは全然やったことはなかったですけど、今は、仕事しつつもサッカーを中心に生活が回っている感じです。難しいのはやっぱりスキルアップの部分もそうですけど、試合中のコミュニケーションとか、状況が逐一変わる中で自分たちのサッカーをやるということですね。」

「東京での日常生活の中で一番大変なことは?」

「東京は交通の便がいいので、人に聞いたりすれば、だいたいどこにでも行ける環境ではあります。でも、ふとしたときに、目を借りるというか、視力を持っている人の助けを得たいときがあって、でもその助けを得たいタイミングで、得られないことがたびたびあって、そう言うときが困りますね。」

「将来の夢は何ですか?」

「今日本代表でプレイしているので、まずはパラリンピックに出て、世界の舞台で得点を取ることです。」

 “My friend introduced me to the game and when I tried it I got hooked. I’d never played soccer before that. It’s a hobby but it’s kind of like my life revolves around it and my work is secondary. It’s tough trying to enhance my skills, but it’s even tougher trying to communicate during a game because the conditions are always changing.”

“What’s the most difficult thing in everyday life in Tokyo?”

“Public transport is pretty convenient in Tokyo, so if I want to go somewhere I just need to ask someone and I can get there. Though there are times I want to borrow someone’s eyes, or get help from someone who has sight, but often I can’t because the timing is all wrong, and that’s a real burden.”

“What’s your dream for the future?”

“I play for the Japanese representative team now, so I hope to play in the Paralympics one day and score a goal on the world stage.”

Sapporo outing - 1 by Bernard Languillier on Flickr.Über Flickr:
Some snaps captured during a short weekend in and around Sapporo.
This image is a high resolution panoramic stitch.

Sapporo outing - 1 by Bernard Languillier on Flickr.

Über Flickr:
Some snaps captured during a short weekend in and around Sapporo.

This image is a high resolution panoramic stitch.

Nikko splendor - 8 by Bernard Languillier on Flickr.Über Flickr:
This was captured in the Toushogu complex, a wonderful UNESCO world heritage site.
This image is a high resolution panoramic stitch.

Nikko splendor - 8 by Bernard Languillier on Flickr.

Über Flickr:
This was captured in the Toushogu complex, a wonderful UNESCO world heritage site.

This image is a high resolution panoramic stitch.

Nikko splendor - 10 by Bernard Languillier on Flickr.Über Flickr:
This was captured in the Toushogu complex, a wonderful UNESCO world heritage site.
This image is a high resolution panoramic stitch.

Nikko splendor - 10 by Bernard Languillier on Flickr.

Über Flickr:
This was captured in the Toushogu complex, a wonderful UNESCO world heritage site.

This image is a high resolution panoramic stitch.

The petals by Bernard Languillier on Flickr.Über Flickr:
It is next to impossible not to take cherry blossom pictures in Japan.
This image was captured using a Leica 280mm f4 APO on the D800.

The petals by Bernard Languillier on Flickr.

Über Flickr:
It is next to impossible not to take cherry blossom pictures in Japan.

This image was captured using a Leica 280mm f4 APO on the D800.

A few hours in Yokohama - 3 by Bernard Languillier on Flickr.Über Flickr:
Sankeien is one of the nicest gardens in Yokohama.
These images were captured with a D800 equiped with the new Sigma 35mm f1.4.

A few hours in Yokohama - 3 by Bernard Languillier on Flickr.

Über Flickr:
Sankeien is one of the nicest gardens in Yokohama.

These images were captured with a D800 equiped with the new Sigma 35mm f1.4.

A few hours in Yokohama - 4 by Bernard Languillier on Flickr.Über Flickr:
Sankeien is one of the nicest gardens in Yokohama.
These images were captured with a D800 equiped with the new Sigma 35mm f1.4.

A few hours in Yokohama - 4 by Bernard Languillier on Flickr.

Über Flickr:
Sankeien is one of the nicest gardens in Yokohama.

These images were captured with a D800 equiped with the new Sigma 35mm f1.4.

A few hours in Yokohama - 9 by Bernard Languillier on Flickr.Über Flickr:
Sankeien is one of the nicest gardens in Yokohama.
These images were captured with a D800 equiped with the new Sigma 35mm f1.4.

A few hours in Yokohama - 9 by Bernard Languillier on Flickr.

Über Flickr:
Sankeien is one of the nicest gardens in Yokohama.

These images were captured with a D800 equiped with the new Sigma 35mm f1.4.