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Oranges and Persimmons: Yamanobe-no-Michi trail, Part 2

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Canon Elan 7E / Color / fall / Film / Fujicolor Superia Premium 400 / japan / outdoors / travel / triple d minilab

More photos from a walk along the Yamanobe-no-Michi, after the rain. It was still too early in the season for flaming trees, but elsewhere, the orange was a-callin’. The Yamanobe trail is actually an ancient road that runs along the eastern edge of the Nara basin, at the foot of Mt. Miwa. In terms of landscape, it is surprisingly varied, passing through forests and bamboo groves, shrines and old tombs, small villages, rice fields, and fruit orchards. How to choose * Persimmons: […]

Forest: Yamanobe-no-Michi trail, Part 1

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Yamanobe-no-Michi trail, early November – On day 2 of our visit, the boy from the Berkshires took us hiking. Hot black coffee at 5.30am, then a 150km drive from Nagoya to Tenri. I dozed in the car, caught snatches of conversation: a bear and a backpack of food in the wild, a boy gone fishing. Fly fishing and A River Runs Through It (an old favorite of mine – will rewatch this spring; will certainly read). At some point, it started to rain. On […]

Sunday afternoon at Cafe Kurokawa

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Nagoya, early November – Shots from a Sunday afternoon spent with friends at fetching Cafe Kurokawa (喫茶クロカワ). Between the four of us, we consumed two single-origin drip coffees, two chai lattes (one with rum!), one ginger ale, two creme brulees, and one wee slice of cheesecake – all of which evaporated rather quickly. I picked up a few postcards at the cafe, which has since led me to a few cool things: * On Reading is a bookshop that publishes artist zines […]