Kanda Shrine

In my view, some of the best roofs a shrine has to offer in Tokyo! And to that someone who believes Fuji cannot make a decent zoom, look at those shots ;-)

Akiba Bloom

Spring in Japan: cherry blossoms everywhere :)


The famous spot in Suidobashi overlooking the Kanda river and trains towards Akihabara.

XF 16mm f/1.4

With all my Canon gears gone, I needed a new wide angle lenses. I hesitated a lot between three lenses: the XF 10-22 f/4, the XF 14mm f/2.8 and the XF 16mm f/1.4. Weather sealing and large aperture finally won over lighter weight (14mm) and wider angle (10-22mm). The bokeh quality and sharpness are astounding. […]

Urbanscape – Akihabara

Roaming the back streets of Akihabara: much has changed over 10 years.

Darth Vader

Darth Vader and the boys at Yodobashi Akiba.

Akihabara Station

On my way to Yodobashi Camera…

Special Emas

Kanda Myojin is ~1,300 years old and specializes in pleasing the gods of the geeks : being not far from Akihabara, Kanda Myojin features rather special Emas. Emas are small wooden plaques which are commonly purchased at a Shrine in order to write wishes. But in Kanda Myojin the emas are beautifully made and often […]

Kanda Shrine

One of the few Shrines that survived the WWII bombing, the Kanda Myojin has existed in its current form since 1934 (when it was rebuilt after being burned down by the fires of the Great Kanto Earthquake). Kanda Myojin enshrines three deities: Daikokuten – the god of good harvest and matrimony, Ebisu – the god […]

Yodobashi Parking

In Yodobashi Camera Akihabara, deep underground: a bicycle parking. Fixed price of ¥400 – no wonder it’s always empty.