Sunday, December 19, 2010

Small business photo story: LINN - Japanese restaurant in Astoria, NYC

Chef Tanaka, the owner of LINN restaurant, holding up a leg of live octopus.
He's from Osaka, Japan.

SLIDESHOW, available.

One-of-the-kind restaurant in Astoria, where traditionally prepared fresh sushi/ sashimi can be enjoyed in a contemporary decor with acoustic sound system.  A must-go place for those who love to eat good food with a creative mind.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Design Difference: Using Design to Solve Real World Problems

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An observation trip to *Brownsville district of Brooklyn, NY, followed by Social design charrette
by designers, social entrepreneurs, and others whose work includes addressing social issues.

Organized by Japan Society
Partnering organizations:  Designers Accord, Common Ground Community and GOOD magazine.

*Brownsville has the highest concentration of public housing in the country.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


To view the rest of the photos, visit my flickr SLIDESHOW, or THUMBNAILS.

My second photo illustration assignment has become my new project.
I'd like to thank my teacher for giving me a such fun assignment,
and my smoky folks who contributed me with fantastic puffy performances
over and over.  I love you!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Halloween Weekend in Philly 2009


Yes, it' almost that time of the year.
And I'm going back to Philly again this year!
Anybody interested going to philly with us, our back seats are open!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Tennis Days 03 - Wadey visits Astoria Tennis Court

An old friend of mine, Yoko and her family visited NYC from Florida.  They play tennis as well. Above is her son, Mr. Wade

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tennis Days 02 ~"Keep Romance Alive" Shoot~


My photography friend and ex-coworker, Atsushi Nishijima joined a tennis day for his latest  project, KEEP ROMANCE ALIVE shoot.

After we each played some tennis,  he asked me a question "What is your romance?"

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Meditation at the Bronx Zoo

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my very first visit to the Bronx Zoo.
It was hot and steamy-humid day.


Friday, July 23, 2010

Antique Show Weekend

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A weekend trip to massachusetts for USA's biggest outdoor antique show. We stopped by at West Hartford, CT to visit our friend, Matt the night before.  A great way to explore America of 2010.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

JAPAN CUTS - Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema - July 10th, 2010

At Japan Society.

Parade (パレード)
New York Premiere
12 PM

Introduction and Q&A with actor Tatsuya Fujiwara (藤原竜也), and director Isao Yukisada (行定勲)

Oh, My Buddha! (色即ぜねれいしょん)
New York Premiere
6:15 PM

Introduction and Q&A with director Tomorowo Taguchi (田口トモロヲ), and actor Daichi Watanabe (渡辺大知)

You can view the rest of photos from that day by visiting my flickr slideshow or thumbnails.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The New Grand Tour Opening Night


JUNE 4 - JULY 17, 2010

505 W24th Street, New York, NY 10011  

To view the rest of the photographs, visit my flickr slideshow or thumbnails.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

"A Tokyo Wedding" Now available as a book!

"A Tokyo Wedding" is a photographic documentation of our friend, kimie's (you may know her from  "Kimie's Story", a few posts back) wedding day in May 16th. 2009 in Tokyo, Japan.
It was created by Ayumi Sakamoto and Ronald Patane (A.K.A Hugheaven) as a wedding gift.

Happy 1st Anniversary, Kimie and Akira!


To view the full coverage of their wedding day, visit my flickr slideshow, or thumbnails.
Now also available in book "A Tokyo Wedding".

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Naoko & Andre's Farewell Party

at Nublu.

A girl friend of mine Naoko, and her husband Andre are moving back to Japan.
Good luck on their new chapter in Japan!

To view the rest of snap shots, visit my flickr slideshow or thumbnails.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Mama's morning exercise

On the last mother's day, I was in Japan, staying at my mother's house.
At that time, she was on Banana diet (Eating 2 bananas as a breakfast), and the hula hoop (she puts water inside it) exercise.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Sundance Film Festival 2010

My first visit to the Sundance Film Festival, as one of the supporters for the Blue Valentine, the most romantic cinema of the year 2010.
To view the rest of trip, visit my flickr slideshow, or thumbnails.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Friday, January 08, 2010

New Year's Eve 2009

at Bohemian.
To view the full coverage of the night, visit my flickr slideshow or thumbnails.

A Photo Session with Rei Ichikawa

A dancer by nature, Rei's performance as Odette, from Swanlake.
To view the rest of the photo session, visit my flickr slideshow or thumbnails.