All posts filed under “Everyday Life

Japan’s Hortensia Season

One of the things I’ve particularly grown to appreaciate living in Japan is the stong sense of seasons. No matter what time of the year, you can be sure that there are special seasonal dishes, events, flowers, etc. – and people really embrace it!¬†Sakura is […]

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Christmas in the City

Winter has arrived in Japan –in some places much harsher than in Tokyo– and temperatures have been dropping to the low single digits in recent days. It is this time of the year that I am reminded again just how insufficient the insulation in your […]

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Sundays in Ginza

Long overdue update after a few months of silence: I spent the Corona break mostly indoors, finishing my master’s thesis, changing apartments, and also changing jobs. Now, just in time for Japan’s annual typhoon season, I have two weeks of mostly free time on my […]

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Shibuya Sunset

Like many countries around the world, Japan is currently trying to strike the right balance between reopening and preventing a second wave of Covid-19 infections. For many businesses and public facilities in Tokyo, June 1st was the day strict preventive measures got lifted for the […]

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Hanami in times of Corona

It’s the evening of April 7 and Japan’s prime minister has just announced a one-month state of emergency for several of the country’s prefectures, including Tokyo. However, there’s a chance that this move will bring about little change in everyday life, as there’s no legal […]

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Sign of Life

I know, I know, it’s gotten a little quiet on my blog over the past couple of weeks. Lots of different things currently ongoing don’t leave much time for any creative output. I’ve started working on my master’s thesis, went through some personal changes, and […]

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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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