Photographs from a small group of islands
Oct 17 2013 9 Comments
10/17/2013 at 10:14 am
I read the other day that the young in Japan are turning away from smoking.. calling it ‘dasai’ ã€€Well, that is a good thing. Might slow down population shrinkage a bit.
10/17/2013 at 4:02 pm
The number of smokers is definitely on a steady decline. Only 20.9% of adults now smoke. Or at least those are Japan Tobacco’s figures. The figures are here.
Sadly it isn’t broke down into age groups, although a trip to an izakaya chain more often than proves that a good amount of younger Japanese still like a ciggie or two.
10/17/2013 at 7:38 pm
“JT will continue its efforts to realize a society in which smokers and non-smokers can co-exist in harmony” – love that tobacco lobby spin. not.
10/17/2013 at 4:15 pm
Is it only me who thinks that monk is really really sinister……..?
10/17/2013 at 5:37 pm
Yeah, I’d agree. In the photo at least he does seem a rather shadowy figure…
10/17/2013 at 11:51 pm
Love it. Great stuff per usual.
10/18/2013 at 7:21 am
10/24/2013 at 10:47 am
Lee, your photography is always beautiful, but I really marvel at your sense of timing! This is a great example, as is the previous post of the fashion plate at the temple. Your camera captures a marvelous amount of detail, but it’s your framing that tells the story. Wonderful.
10/24/2013 at 11:54 am
Thank you very much. That’s really kind of you.
Obviously things often don’t work out like I want to, but it’s great when they do. For me it’s simply a case of getting out and about as much as possible, as when you are out, there’s always a chance of finding something of interest.