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22 December 2005 @ 10:33 am
Asakusa temple~  
Japanese architecture is gorgeous...Yesterday, I spent the day going around to Asakusa temple and a few other places in Tokyo with Mika (Or should I use your real name? ^^) Awww, I wish that she didn't have to go back to Germany today... we had a great time together yesterday and I really liked her! ^^

Asakusa was really deserted, and the light was absolutely perfect for photos, so I took advantage of it. And here's my photo diary of Asakusa temple. ^^ This was my second time there, but it's still gorgeous the second time around. ^^

I experimented a lot with angles and light to get what I wanted. It reminded me how much I love photography. ^^


Asakusa temple's main gates..~~~


Mika praying at the main shrine. ^^ I love how the photo shows that she's completely still while the world moves around her. I can't believe that I got what I was trying for... *happy*


Rather boring picture of a statue...


All hail the buddha..!!


Leaf on the water of the koi pond.. how still, how tranquil. It's winter finally, and fall has passed..


Koi in their habitat..


These are idols dedicated to the Chinese calendar. Mine is the third one from the left.


I don't know what it says... sorry this picture is a bit boring too...


Much better. ^^


I love it!!!!


Even more love!


Another koi pond


Little shrine..


I uh... wasn't supposed to take pictures. ^^;; Which I found out afterwards.


And leaving Asakusa, we were in Shinjuku at night and I loved the lights... ^__^


So gorgeous!!!! I want to take some more pics like this soon!!


Random extras: Some of the candy that Mika had from Germany cracked me up!! The names!!!! ROFL!



Sorry there aren't any pictures of me.. ^^;;; Mika took some though, so I'll link to them after she posts them. ^^ Or post them myself. ^^

So what do you think is the best picture? I'm really proud of some, and others are a little boring. LOL
 
 
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ひかり~ちゃんhikarichang on December 22nd, 2005 01:46 am (UTC)
cuteee ^O^ this pictures are pretty o__O the temple looks pretty too hahaha ^O^'' looks like you had a fun day today again ^O^ *envies*

chocolatesssssss ;__; ♥

yaaay for photogrpahy!
Sana-chan: peacefulsana_chan on December 22nd, 2005 02:04 am (UTC)
Ahhh I went there when I was in Japan~! How cool *o* such nice pictures~
alkfhalsidjals: for the futuresan on December 22nd, 2005 02:19 am (UTC)
THE PRETTY. O_O Such nice photos! *______* ♥

LOL! Corny free! XDDD
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tsubon on December 22nd, 2005 02:51 am (UTC)
Wow, so pretty~! That picture of her praying was really awesome! It's like those moments in movies. ^_^
Owlsie .:*・°☆: Ed [Snowfall]alsie on December 22nd, 2005 03:20 am (UTC)
Those are all really nice! :3 The one of the leaf is my favorite. It's soothing.
チャーリーちゃんchar_in_japan on December 22nd, 2005 03:50 am (UTC)
it was awesome running into you randomly yesterday :D(yea! we finally met in person- though unintentionally XD;;)
and my fav pic is the "corny free" bar, lol!
Miwa Satoshimiwasatoshi on December 22nd, 2005 04:16 am (UTC)
Pretty awesome stuff thar X-D
Chiakichiaki777 on December 22nd, 2005 08:11 am (UTC)
mmm pretty temple, I don't know about any of the Asakusa area ^_^

Pretty looking ^_^
feeling_fruity on December 22nd, 2005 11:08 am (UTC)
Ah, so lucky. I wish I could be there. Australia doesn't have anyting like that. I love the photo with the leaf in the pond. It's gorgeous.

I swear my dad has an small replica of that Buddha statue at the front of our house *goes and check*

bingo! it's the same. XD
C L O V E Ridyllica on December 22nd, 2005 03:08 pm (UTC)
Kawaii desu! :D I love the pictures you took of Mika and the Japanese shrines and what not. The statues and the leaf on the pond and many others are beautiful. ♥ I'm in DC, sick.
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taishitaishi on December 22nd, 2005 04:52 pm (UTC)
I think we stopped by there. Is that the temple near Akahibara or am I thinking of a different temple?

Know anyone who lives in Germany who would not mind guest from a friend of a friend for two weeks ^_^. I really want to go to Europe next fall, but I don’t want to get a hotel.

Jason is coming back to Phoenix, and he did not have room for guest anyhow *pout*. I thought he was moving to Germany for good.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on December 22nd, 2005 11:29 pm (UTC)
Sorry, I don't know anyone that I can volunteer up. ^^;;

Whoa..... I didn't know that Jason moved to Germany!!!! I thought that he was still in the US!!! ;o; Wah, I'm really, really out of it! I miss Jason a lot...
ex_whisper13623 on December 22nd, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC)
My favorite is the one with Mika praying. There ren't a lot of temple-specific bits of scenery so it lends a certain ambiguity to the photo- a universality you might say. The variant motion and eyelines in the background also lend to a sort of quiet isolation for the photo. It speaks of a search for serenity in a hectic world. If you ever entered a photo competition, this would be one to submit, I think. Right, I'll stop with the nerd talk now.
Omegalildevilyouko on December 22nd, 2005 08:02 pm (UTC)
Those are really pretty pictures. I thought Asakusa would be crowded this time of year...?

Milkas are good. ^__^
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on December 22nd, 2005 11:31 pm (UTC)
On the weekends they would, but not on Wed mornings ^____^ Next wekk It'll be really crowded, though...
Omegalildevilyouko on December 23rd, 2005 12:48 am (UTC)
Oh... yeah that would make sense that there aren't many people on a Wednesday. ^^;
I can imagine, it's Christmas and then there's new years.
By any chance, my package arrived yet? ^____^;
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on December 23rd, 2005 12:50 am (UTC)
I got a notice yesterday that I have a package, but I haven't gone to pick it up from the post office.. maybe that was it? ^^
Omega: kaidohtrainlildevilyouko on December 23rd, 2005 01:00 am (UTC)
Possibly. They did say it would take a bit of a while.
Kiki <3yamimagic on December 25th, 2005 08:22 pm (UTC)
MILKA! My friend went to Germany, and upon request, bought me tons of it.

My favorite picture is the first shot of the temple on the blue sky. It looks like an absolutely gorgeous day~! And everything looks so peaceful. I feel slightly envious, as the holidays has everyone in a rush, now.

Glad you had fun. (:
long gone with her red shoes on: oval relaxationredshoeson on December 27th, 2005 05:35 pm (UTC)
I really enjoy seeing your pics, but I'm most fond of the one where she'd praying. I agree with you -- it's neat how the world is rushing around her. ^^
Mika Kitsunemikakitsune on January 13th, 2006 07:58 pm (UTC)
Woooha OO!
I didn't see that post of yours. You are a really good photographer!
Asakusa shrine is so beautifull <3