Saturday, December 06, 2008


dear friends,

this is jima. i am showing my photographs at mangiami (italian wine
bar and restaurant).
the opening party will be on monday, december 8 from 6-8pm.
the address is 9 stanton st, new york, ny 10002.
i need your support!
if you have a chance, please stop by!
please bring your friends!


Photographer Jima, and I went to the same college, took the same major (commercial photography) and worked together at Silverworks, a Custom B&W darkroom for about 3 years, and the same Gemini.

Friday, November 21, 2008


A picture of me and Kimie(my old friend from high school in Japan), photographed by Gaetano Catelli, my boss at work. He posted this picture on his blog today with some great text about me. Thank you, Guy.

Guy's photoblog:
His fine art website:

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Finally I've made this happen.

I've started a new blog!

This blog is actually an online magazine that covers how to sculpt our own style of life.

I'll be featuring a variety of people's style, environment (neighborhood/community), sound, idea, food, shape, and vibe, ... etc.with my pen, sword, and CAMERA.


I just started 2 days ago, so there is not much content, yet. Stay tuned.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Reiko! and Roy

A hat designer, Reiko! and her husband, Roy (teaches photography at high school and artist himself) at their apartment in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.

Rfive Design is an collaboration between Reiko Tomita (millinery and fashion design) and Roy Reid (photography and graphic design). They apply their creative sensibilities to fashion, home design and fine arts.

Reiko also creates amazing Bento art for her husband.

Reiko's bentos:
Rfive Design:
Roy's flickr photo set:

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Kimie in NYC 2008

Kimie, a peer girl friend of mine from high school in Japan. It is very funny how I could relate to her almost the same way as I used to, 15 years later here in NYC. We went to dance clubs, drank, laugh really loudly (I thought it's just me), flirt boys, staying up late, etc... just like how we were when we were teenagers. I saw a part of me in her.

Intimacy of "girl friends"

J-skaters we met at Yokocho. Most of them were more than a decade younger than us. They called us "お姉さん”

To view the full coverage of this post, visit my flickr slide show;

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


Ristorante "Piccola Venezia", one of the most traditional fine Italian restaurant in the NYC area, and it is actually located in my neighborhood, Astoria. They even have a table called "Tony Bennet Corner". The atmosphere is one of the kinds.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

JapaNoodle Fever Tour 2008

quaff, sounded like Japanese Anime theme songs.

My favorite band, TsuShiMaMiRe (
They are the BADASS!!!

The base player is a natural Rock-n-Roller, love her.

To view the full coverage, visit my flickr site:

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Friday, Getting drunk with fine gentlemen

Mr. Kobe and his buddy, Mr. Pete, with his man Mr. Ron.

Mr. Kobe's point of fashion. I like it.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Fashion Week

Quantize, Naoki Takenouchi
Quantize Exhibition -Art+Fashion-
Curated by: Quantize
32-36 Little West 12th Street
Ground Floor
New York, NY 10014
September 10th - September 15th

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Alexis's BD night at Solex

The Russo family's baby girl, Miss Alexis a.k.a Daddy's little girl.

The sleazy ambient, enhanced by this baby in red...

The bubbly drinks served by the Solex's Mr. gentleman.

Monday, September 15, 2008

The opening day

Mr. Russo, held by Jima at his opening reception. For the full coverage, visit my flickr site:

September 11 to October 5, 2008.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Ground Zero 911, 2008


Shannon Plumb, a performing artist/experimental film maker, with Derek Cienfrance, a film maker and also her husband, at the opening reception of her new project "The Corner" at Sara meltzer gallery: , a must see performace

Friday, September 05, 2008

Breezeway, 180 degree

3-day shoot at NY based Architect's beach house in Shelter Island, Long Island, NY.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Encounter on the Street

A photographer and now a sensual/fetish film maker,
Steven Speliotis, all in summery red, at Avenue B

Sunday, August 03, 2008