I visited ISLAND GALLERY to check out a photo exhibition by Chotoku Tanaka. Chotoku is a famous Leica user in Japan and the exhibition featured photographs taken in 1973 using his 1932 Leica D2. He used Nikon 50mm f/2.0 and SIGMA minitel 200mm to take the photos.
It was a busy day. I took this shot in the early morning in Oshino.
I slept for a couple of hours and left Fujiyoshida to Tokyo. First, I visited Shinjuku. The area close to the west entrance of Shinjuku (A.K.A. Shinjuku Nishiguchi) is the best place to buy camera gear in Tokyo. Then, I went to Nikon’s Service Centre in Ginza to have them clean the sensors of my Nikon cameras. There are many camera-related shops and galleries in Shinjuku and Ginza areas. Great places for photo enthusiasts.
“Tales of Fuji | New Era” Yuga Kurita Exhibition
From Aug 2 (SAT) to Aug 15 (FRI)
Literary Giant Soseki Natsume wrote, “There’s only one thing we can be proud of in Japan. That’s Mt. Fuji.” Back then, Japan had just emerged from feudal isolation and was locked in the midst of a rapid modernization. Having recently returned from the UK, Soseki felt Japan was significantly behind western nations and unable to create anything worth taking pride in. Although we now have technological and cultural advancements that we can take pride ourselves in, facing Mt. Fuji with a solemn heart still reveals the thing lost during modernization. (Yuga Kurita)