Thursday, January 31, 2008

Another Sakamoto Family in LA

The first time in 16 years, I visited my cousin, Yumi-chan (the second lady from left). She moved to LA 21 years ago with her daughter, Miori-chan (the second from right). My first visit to America was with her family, when I was 14. (she has 2 more sons that are born here, too.) After the visit, I decided to move to U.S. She looks amazing for her age, (a boy next to her is her current boyfriend, Brian. He is 21 years younger than her!!!) and a boy next to Miori-chan is her fiancé, Dan.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Day and Night in Santa Monica

She suggested to take the ferris wheel ride.

A girl who rides like a wind seems happy ...
(by the way, she is another gemini girl, it's an Air sign.)

Something organic about her hair and the tree.

Two J-girls from the east coast and our photographer,
tall and blonde, nice American lady from the west coast.

Miss Social Smoker

Anticipating what the next morning is going to be like...

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Urban Landscapes in California

Santa Monica Pier around the turn of the 20th century.

Santa Monica Pier around the turn of the 21st century.

Getty Museum. This museum is built inside of some mountain. a man-made nature.

Inside of the museum.

Vernacular image of California.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

My new friend, Yoshiko Hirata.

She is a visual effect technician.
On the movie "Charlie Wilson's War", Yoshiko worked with Ms. Helena Packer, a president of Whodoo EFX (left), and Mr. Richard Edlund, a visual effect supervisor (middle).
At Richard's office in Santa Monica.