All posts by “Hans

72 Hours in Taipei

As Japan celebrated it’s annual ‘Coming of Age Day’ last Monday, we figured it would be worth spending the long weekend in Taiwan. A 3hr flight away from Tokyo, the island is a very popular holiday destinations for the Japanese; and with current temperatures around […]

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Kansai Region Wrap-up

Just got off of the night bus from Osaka this morning and although I’m bummed out that this concludes the Christmas travels for now, I couldn’t be more excited to finally start up Lightroom and edit the shots from the past week. For practicality and […]

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Christmas in Kyoto

Unlike is common in Japan, I took the week of Christmas off for a brief vacation in the Kansai region. Never having been in this area before, I wanted to make sure to have enough time to visit Kyoto, Osaka, and also Nara – all […]

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Visiting Königgalerie Tokyo

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a NY Times article by chance that reported renowned German gallerist Johann König would be setting up shop in Tokyo. Even better, the first exhibition would feature Jürgen Teller, one of my favorite photographers. Awesome! So after this […]

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Going on old-school holidays

As many film photographers, I usually refrain from experimenting with my film stock. Once you’ve found a favorite kind – in my case Kodak Portra for color and Ilford Delta for b/w shots – that’s usually what you gravitate towards again and again. You get […]

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Tokyo in Black and White

Seems like winter is finally rolling around in Japan, as the temperatures were mostly in the single digits recently and are projected to fall below zero in the next few days. Luckily, I’ll be escaping to Munich from Tuesday to Friday, even though it’s just […]

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Strolling through old Tokyo

Recently, one of my foreign friends recommended the Edo Tokyo Open Air Museum (not to be confused with the Edo Tokyo Museum in Sumida). Even though open air museums usually tend to be rather dull, he reassured me this would be worthwhile. Well, having been […]

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Tidying up Tama River

A while ago I wrote about typhoon No. 19, one of the strongest typhoons in recent Japanese history. Due to the heavy rainfalls throughout the whole Kanto region, the Tama River rose over 6 meters in certain areas, causing massive damage and leading to the […]

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