Photographs from a small group of islands
Oct 26 2012 42 Comments
10/26/2012 at 9:26 am
She’s hot from the rear. How was the front view?
10/26/2012 at 4:52 pm
No idea. I took the photo and walked away, so I’ll leave it up to your imagination!
10/26/2012 at 9:38 am
She has to pee?
10/26/2012 at 4:53 pm
Haha, quite possibly!
10/26/2012 at 10:01 am
I did see the bus and I know it’s an important part of the photo but I was distracted.
10/26/2012 at 4:56 pm
You mean it wasn’t the first thing you looked at…?
10/30/2012 at 5:11 pm
It took me a while to realize there was a bus… much less two!
10/26/2012 at 10:29 am
Any comment beyond ‘no comment’ would be problematic…
And thank you back!
10/27/2012 at 1:15 am
There is nothing gentlemanly to say that wouldn’t end up sounding euphemistic anyway.
10/26/2012 at 11:00 am
What a great photo. I’d have to go for coy and cute.
10/26/2012 at 4:57 pm
Cheers! Yes, always best to edge your bets.
sugimoto hiroshi says
10/26/2012 at 12:15 pm
stupid japanese girl walking style
i see a crowd of women and count how many could be tipped over with a push of the pinky
not cute, just looks like they are holding in a GIANT turd
10/26/2012 at 4:58 pm
Got to say, that hadn’t crossed my mind. It has totally changed the way I look at the image now!
10/26/2012 at 7:24 pm
Tony Mosley says
10/26/2012 at 10:44 pm
you can’t see her hands… should could very well be holding one of those.
I think, this particular stance is ‘comfortable’ for her.
10/26/2012 at 12:55 pm
Better than http://wordpress.tokyotimes.org/?p=8719 although crooked. Her classmates waving from the bus.
Yeah, have to agree with you there.
Hans ter Horst says
10/26/2012 at 9:48 pm
Great image, I’ll leave it at that
Just watching a Youtube video of Daido Moriyama and this shot’s composition does remind me of the work he shows in there except it is not pitch black in the background: http://bit.ly/S0bIEC
10/26/2012 at 11:00 pm
Cheers. On both counts!
Needless to say, anything you saw in this that reminded you of Moriyama makes me very happy. He’s a big favourite of mine.
10/26/2012 at 11:14 pm
You’re welcome, I do enjoy his work too. I found the video I linked too very instructive and was amazed to see he uses, what I believe is, Silver Efex Pro 2 to convert to B&W.
10/27/2012 at 8:31 am
Yeah, I was surprised to see him using Silver Efex Pro too, although as he seems to shoot a lot in digital nowadays, it makes perfect sense I suppose.
Have you seen the full length documentary from a few years back? Stray Dog I think it’s called. Realky interesting. I often hope I’ll bump into him in Shinjuku, but it hasn’t happened yet…
Ryuichi Goto says
10/26/2012 at 10:33 pm
i hate that japanese girl walk like this. look stupid n also bad for her health.
10/27/2012 at 1:17 am
I don’t believe she’s walking (Lee?). Given the position of the buses in the photo, I think she’s waiting to cross the street.
10/27/2012 at 8:33 am
Yes. Spot on Jeffrey. She was waiting for the lights to change.
10/27/2012 at 2:23 am
I love her hair. Unfortunately the garter straps take her whole outfit from cute to hookerish. :/ I do like the cute artwork on the bus, though. I wish we had happy buses like that here.
10/27/2012 at 8:35 am
They might be happy on the outside, Lizzy, but just like pretty much everywhere else in the world, the buses aren’t anywhere near as jolly on the inside.
10/27/2012 at 10:06 am
Can someone translate what’s written on the bus (near the duck..chicken) for me?
Every time I see these signs on the photos I wish I can read the language! They just fascinate me, especially the ones on old establishments and such!
Thanks for the photo, Lee!
10/27/2012 at 7:08 pm
You are welcome, Roy.
It says what Willy has kindly written below. A kindergarten in the grounds of one of Tokyo’s top tourist attractions. Without a doubt a very unusual place for kids to start their education.
10/29/2012 at 10:04 am
Hahah while I do really like her outfit and pose, I can’t help but wonder that if she did go to that kindergarten school, would she still have that fashion sense?
10/29/2012 at 11:38 am
Considering a lot of young mum fashion, I dare say she would!
10/27/2012 at 4:34 pm
It says ‘Asakusa Temple Kindergarten’
10/29/2012 at 10:01 am
10/28/2012 at 1:51 pm
First look, she is cool! But, second look, no comment.
I do like the contrast between the lady and the little ones in the bus.
Sometimes, I do wonder why most Japanese girls like to stand by closing their knee caps like this picture. Even when they take purikura or others take picture of themselves, they also love to pose like this! Maybe they think it cute to pose like this or nicer?
But it is not good or nice to pose like this. And the knees would be in pain!
I just hope the little girls in the bus will not pose like this.
10/28/2012 at 9:23 pm
Yes, it does seem fairly common for some reason. A mystery to me that’s for sure!
10/29/2012 at 3:07 am
I think the shy/cute/non-sexual little girl pose is an interesting contrast to the garters (which I actually like styled with the denim in this way). It’s almost as though she is working the Lolita angle in a less overt way.
10/29/2012 at 11:41 am
Yeah, quite possibly. Hard to say if it was intentional, or just natural for her. Either way it makes for an interest mix like you say.
10/29/2012 at 5:50 am
That is an awesome shot!
11/1/2012 at 4:31 pm
I want her stockings…
Awesome shot! I just discovered your blog but really like the photography on here.
Good job so far sir! Keep it up!
11/1/2012 at 10:02 pm
3/28/2015 at 5:03 am
you should show more hot and sexy japanese girls, and also i would say add more photos including more arcades and rock and roll clubs..generally more places where young people meet.
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