Love one another, but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other’s cup, but drink not from one cup.
…Give one another of your bread, but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone.
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.
For only the hand of life can contain your hearts.
And stand together, yet not too near together.
For the pillars of the temple stand apart.
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.
I see the crystal raindrops fall
And the beauty of it all
Is when the sun comes shining through
To make those rainbows in my mind
When I think of you some time
And I want to spend some time with you
Just the two of us
We can make it if we try
Just the two of us
Building castles in the sky
Just the two of us
You and I
We look for love, no time for tears
Wasted waters’s all that is
And it don’t make no flowers grow
Good things might come to those who wait
Not to those who wait too late
We got to go for all we know
lyrics : just the two of us © Bill Withers
Shinkansen Art ??
Maybe you never knew this word, because I’ve just made it :)
It all began when I have to pick up a call with my cell while I am taking Shinkansen for a business trip from Tokyo to Kyoto.
Here in Japan, it doesn’t allowed to speak/taking a call while you on board. People usually go to the junction deck just to pick up/make a call.
So I went to the junction dect to take the call. While I am taking my call, I look outside through the window. Since it’s night, I can’t see the scenery. But the image of neon light from the city, intrigue me. I imagine if these images are captured with a camera , it will form a unique expression of light trace that is a chaotic yet beautiful . So I moved fast back to my seat after finishing the call, pick up my pocket camera and returned back to the junction deck to take some pictures.
So, here it is. A Shinkansen Art. The art that could only made while you’re on board in a Shinkansen, travelling with a speed of 300km/hour :)
Train is a very popular transportation in Japan.
Why is it so popular ?? Because it’s cheap and you can almost go to everywhere using train.
Besides it’s popularity, their exterior and of course interior looks, are very interesting.
Here are some pictures of Japan Train I took while travelling around Japan.
A local train in Nara Prefecture. Retro looks ! :)
This is a Train in Oosaka, The Hankyu Line
A train that can take you to Nikko, the (most) famous tourist spot in Japan.
This Odakyu Romance Car Train will take you to Hakone.
I don’t think this one need explanation. The Famous Super Bullet Express Train Shinkansen.
Randen Train will take you to visit many old temples and shrines in Kyoto.
Kominato Railways, a local train in the suburb of Chiba Prefecture. It’s cute Train :)
In the line of duty. Nanbu Line commuter Train is connecting Tachikawa and Kawasaki area.
Randen Railways in Kyoto. It runs in the same track with cars .
In the line of Duty. a Train in Tohoku area before the nuclear plant accident.
When you have a chance to visit Kyoto, you can see a lot of beautiful shrine and temple.
Most of them have been built for more than 100 years, but they still have very good shape and look.
Some of them are the World Heritage, that is listed in UNESCO and acknowledged as an outstanding example of a type of building,architectural, or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates a significant stage in human history.
Here are some of them. I will add more after I finish scanning the rest :)
Kamigamo Shrine, which is famous for it’s cone sand (tatesuna in Japanese)
Fushimi Inari, the most famous Inari-san in Kyoto. You don’ t want to miss this if you’re visiting Kyoto
Enryakuji complex, in the Mount Hiei ( northeast Kyoto ). The complex is very large, and it takes a half day to go around it.
The same Enryaku Ji
Enma ( you write your wish in the wooden plate and hang like this ) in Enryaku-Ji
All pics are taken with Olympus XA on Kodak TMAX film
it’s a toy….
the camera is made from plastic…so is the lens
do not expect much from it….it’s a toy anyway, right ??
as long a i enjoy taking picture with this camera, i didn’t care about the result
……nor any photography theory when i am using this camera
the only satisfaction i get is only when i click the shutter button
forgive me if i am so selfish that i can not share this feeling to you…..
well……..at least i share the picture , right ???? :)
shinkansen @ kyoto station
the old and new shinkansen, side by side @ kyoto station
this will be the new tokyo icon….tokyo skytree ( will be open for public next year )
at asakusa tokyo
ultraman is always protecting tokyo
all pics taken with BBF on kodak
if you are tired because always looking up …
just try to look down
maybe you could find a new experience
in your life……………
shinjuku in weekdays is full of digital….
it’s good to have the analog shinjuku in the weekend :)
the future is analog
all pics were taken with olympus OM-1 on Fuji Superia 100
i own many analog cameras and i always put them in a big plastic box ( i don’t have any dry cabinet though )…
here are some shots i took with olympus OM-1 black, paired with 50/1.4 lens and inserted with fuji superia 100 film…
can you see a girl walking on the right bottom side ?? :-)
meiji jingu shrine harajuku gate
it’s best to hear this fuurin in summer
an old memories :)