Monday, May 18, 2015

Sanja Matsuri, or Sanja Festival, in Asakusa, Tokyo

Sanja Matsuri, the annual festival of Asakusa Shrine, is one of the largest Shinto festivals held in Tokyo. 1.5 million people visit Asakusa district for the festival every year. The shrine is located right next to Senso-ji Temple, which is known as the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo, as well as a popular tourists destination. During the festival days, you can see the precincts of the shrine and the temple filled with numerous food stalls and entertainment stalls. The best part of the festival is mikoshi, or portable Shinto shrines. Three great mikoshi from Asakusa Shrine and 100 mikoshi from surrounding shrines parade down the whole district. It is indeed a spectacle.

Sanja Matsuri, or Sanja Festival, in Asakusa, Tokyo [iPhone 6 Plus]
- Shot in 1080p full HD with an iPhone 6 Plus on May 17th, 2015

Friday, April 3, 2015

Sakura, Cherry Blossoms, in Tokyo 2015 [iPhone 6 Plus]

This is why I recommend tourists to visit Japan during spring. You can see glorious sakura, or cherry blossoms, here and there. Under the trees, people stroll, sing, eat, drink, lie down, and get intoxicated by their beauty. The flowers' lives are short, but that could make them more beautiful.

Sakura, Cherry Blossoms, in Tokyo 2015 [iPhone 6 Plus]
- Shot in 1080p full HD with an iPhone 6 Plus on Apr. 2nd and 3rd, 2015

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Mikoshi at Tatara Festival 2014, Kawaguchi, Japan [iPhone 4S/HD]

Mikoshi at the largest annual festival in my city, Tatara Matsuri.

Mikoshi at Tatara Festival 2014, Kawaguchi, Japan [iPhone 4S/HD]
- Shot in 1080p full HD with an iPhone 4S on Aug. 3rd, 2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Horse Making Okonomiyaki [iPhone 4S/HD]

Bumped into this horse guy making okonomiyaki at the largest annual festival in my city. The okonomiyaki tasted good.

Horse Making Okonomiyaki [iPhone 4S/HD]
- Shot in 1080p full HD with an iPhone 4S on Aug. 2nd, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Sakura, Cherry Blossoms, in Tokyo 2014

Every spring, when sakura, or cherry blossoms, start to bloom is of the greatest interest to residents in Japan. People eagerly wait for the sakura zensen, or the cherry blossom front, which refers to the advance of cherry blossoms across Japan from south to north, arriving in their towns.

This year, the sakura zensen made an arrival in Tokyo on March 25th. Although people had been busy having parties and strolling under the glorious trees for the past week, I noticed the petals starting to fall on April 1st. Their lives are indeed short. All the more reason, people get exceedingly intoxicated by their beauty. This is the most precious week of the year.

Sakura, Cherry Blossoms, in Tokyo 2014 [iPhone 4S/HD]
- Shot in 1080p full HD with an iPhone 4S on Apr. 1st, 2014

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Glimpses of Tokyo 2012 - 2013

Enjoy the two-minute virtual Tokyo tour!

Glimpses of Tokyo 2012 - 2013 [iPhone 4S/HD]
- Shot in 1080p full HD with an iPhone 4S from Mar. 2012 to Apr. 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sakura, Cherry Blossoms, in Tokyo 2013

The Japan Meteorological Agency announced that sakura, or cherry blossoms, reached full bloom in the capital on March 22nd. It was around 10 days earlier than usual and the second earliest on record. Under the glorious blossoming trees, people stroll, sing, eat, drink, lie down and get intoxicated by their beauty, hoping to see the fugacious flowers next spring again.

Sakura, Cherry Blossoms, in Tokyo 2013 [iPhone 4S/HD]
- Shot in 1080p full HD with an iPhone 4S on Mar. 26th, 2013