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by Leica M-P & 50/1.4 Summilux-M

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A Japan traditional wedding

Today,  I would like to write something about Japan traditional wedding. It’s the wedding of Masato (the groom) & Yuka (the bride), Masato’s father is Mr. Hitokoto, the Professor of Tokyo University.
Yuka’s father is also a Professor of an University in Niigata Prefecture, and Yuka’s elder brother is teaching at Kyoto University. Both Masato & Yuka got the Master Degree of Biotechnology.

Nowadays, not so many young couples in Japan organizing their wedding in a Taisha (Shinto Shrine), they choose a local church because of more simple ceremonies and cheaper service fee. But, it seems to be lost the sacredness of a traditional wedding when doing in a Taisha.

I was lucky enough to be a Vietnamese who can attend all the ceremonies of Masato & Yuka’s wedding organized in Mishima Taisha, but there are some ceremonies I could not take photos.

 

 

Cho Cá ăn

Lần thứ 2 Bun quậy đi xem Cá ở công viên Văn Thánh, lần đầu tiên là lúc vào khoảng tháng 09/2015, cùng với Luật – 1 người bạn thân của mình đã qua Mỹ định cư, nhưng lúc này Bun chỉ mới 20 tháng nên vừa đến nơi là đã ngủ rồi.

Bun là nhóc khá nhát, vì cũng do mình kỹ tính quá, sợ con bệnh nên ít dẫn ra đường. Riết rồi con quen với những nơi ít người, yên tĩnh, mát mẻ. Con hầu như ko thích Sở thú, công viên, những nơi đông đúc và nóng…
Nhưng dạo gần đậy tự nhiên Bun thích xem Cá, lúc nào đến trường đón thì Bun cũng dẫn mình lại hồ cá và chỉ “nè, nè, cá nè Ba, cá ngủ ở dưới nè”…

Saigon
18/02/2017

by Leica M-P240 & Carl Zeiss 35mm f1.4 ZM

Streets of Japan

The word “Japan” is something very special to me. It’s not like that I’m a fan of an actor or singer and I love everything about him or her. I don’t like everything about Japan, but every time when I travel to Japan, I have a feeling very familiar.
Maybe when I was 20, and I could recognize the world around, my first trip not only by airplane but also to oversea is to Japan, by a small scholarship, home-staying with the Professional of Tokyo University.

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JR Bus staff is tagging luggage
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Waiting for buying Shinkansen ticket
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At a Train Station
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Train has arrived
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On the Train
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Kyoto Station
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In front of Kyoto Station

The 69-year-old mother of the groom wearing the necklace for her mother, who will get 95 year old next March, before wedding ceremony in a Taisha.

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People electing souvenirs at the Taisha
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A small street in Gion
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Delivery in Gion
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An old lady in Uji City dusting her coffee shop in the morning

All photos were taken by Leica M-P & 35mm f1.4 ZM

 

 

Color of Kyoto

It’s been 4 years since my last visit to Japan. Everytime I went business trip to Japan, I always spend 2 weekend days to visit my foster-father, a retired Tokyo University professor who lives in Mishima, Shizuoka.

In January 2014, my baby boy was born and I have spend almost time taking care of and playing with him. My camera has also been used to take photos of him. To me, he’s my everything, so I didn’t travel far or go on business anywhere that I have to stay 1 or 2 nights. I always come back home after work.

Last month, I was invited to a wedding party of the professor’s son in Mishima. It’s my first 10 day-trip far away from my son. I went a lot, spending everyday taking photos of Japan, and of course of Kyoto, my favorite city.

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Ninen & Sannen Zaka (in front of Kiyomizu Temple)
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Ahead is Yasaka Pagoda
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Gion
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Kamo River
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Arashiyama Love Story
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Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
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Fushimi Inari
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Byodo-in Temple

Kyoto
December 2016

By Leica M-P240 & Carl Zeiss 35mm f1.4 ZM

Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon

Saigon Notre Dame Basilica, officially Basilica of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception, a Cathedral located in the downtown of Saigon, was established by the French colonists.

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It was constructed between 1863 and 1880, with two-bell towers, reaching a height of 58m.

The “Virgin Maria” Statue

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The Statue was reported to have shed tears in 2005, attracting thousands of people.
They said that the “Tear” flowed down the right cheek of the face of the statue.

By Leica M 240 & 50mm Summicron-M

Saigon in July, 2015

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July 2015

Another Rainy Season is coming…

The Government have to cut some branches of trees to avoid they falling down on people under.

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Leica M 240 with 50mm Summicron-M