Archive | Yokohama, in living color

05 December 2010 ~ 5 Comments

Yokohama, in living color: greatest hits

Yokohama, in living color: greatest hits

I’m not a professional photographer, or even an aspiring one. But I think I’ve taken some pretty decent shots of my adopted hometown over the years. Here are a few of my faves:               In case you’re wondering, I use a Canon thingamajig with automatic everything and many cute colors, the […]

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11 June 2010 ~ 12 Comments

Yokohama, in living color #8: A Junior High School in Yokohama pt.2

Yokohama, in living color #8: A Junior High School in Yokohama pt.2

Here are some pictures from school C:          Well, that’s about it for now. Thanks for stopping by.   Loco

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10 June 2010 ~ 10 Comments

Yokohama, in living color #8: A Junior High School in Yokohama

Yokohama, in living color #8: A Junior High School in Yokohama

I’ve written a lot about the drama and adventure at Schools A and B, and at the new school C, but rarely do I actually show pics of the environment in which I work. I guess that left a lot to the imagination. Well, I’m going to remedy that today with a dose of the real. Following are scenes from […]

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07 June 2010 ~ 11 Comments

Yokohama, in living color #7: Aigamo rice fields of Yokohama pt.2

Yokohama, in living color #7: Aigamo rice fields of Yokohama pt.2

            Signs of the urban nearby: Grafitti on a storage shed. This farmer has set aside a portion of his rice field for children to come and experience rice farming…at a whopping 7000 yen per kid. Might make more from this than he does from the farm itself. I’d missed […]

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07 June 2010 ~ 7 Comments

Yokohama, in living color #7: Aigamo rice fields of Yokohama pt.1

Yokohama, in living color #7: Aigamo rice fields of Yokohama pt.1

When you think of Yokohama, generally you think of some of the areas I’ve covered in #s 1-6 of Yokohama, in living color. Rarely do you think of farms and rice fields. So, in this installment we’ll take a look at a farm and a rice field just 25 minutes from Yokohama station, in Tana city, […]

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23 May 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Yokohama, in living color #6: Shin-Yokohama pt.2

Yokohama, in living color #6: Shin-Yokohama pt.2

In addition to the aforementioned attractions, Shin-Yokohama also has a respectably-sized Love Hotel district (nothing compared to Shibuya or Shinjuku, but a wider selection than many other areas) on the far side of the Yokohama line tracks. Once you cross beneath the train tracks you’ll find yourself in the midst of a number of love hotels. I […]

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23 May 2010 ~ 6 Comments

Yokohama, in living color #6: Shin-Yokohama

Yokohama, in living color #6: Shin-Yokohama

Next stop on my photo tour of Yokohama is actually one of my favorites places in Yokohama: Shin-Yokohama. Shin Yokohama is a basically a city built around a Shinkansen station. No shinkansen, no Shin-Yokohama.  At least no shin-Yokohama as we know it now. Shin-Yokohama Station was opened on October 1, 1964 as part of the opening […]

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10 May 2010 ~ 8 Comments

Yokohama, in living color pt.5: Kishine-koen

Yokohama, in living color pt.5: Kishine-koen

Four stops from Yokohama and one stop from Shin-Yokohama on the Yokohama Blue line will land you at Kishine-koen (park), a rather large and beautiful park here in Yokohama. It’s not a famous park, but it is pretty popular in spring because of the cherry blossoms.  It’s a nice spot for a picnic or a relaxing […]

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10 April 2010 ~ 17 Comments

Yokohama, in living color pt.4: Hanami in Yokohama

Yokohama, in living color pt.4: Hanami in Yokohama

Took a little stroll around Yokohama last week, to an area not too far from Ishikawacho station. There ‘s a lovely historical district, and a quiet park there with Sakura (cherry blossoms) galore. Here are the pics: Ah, Spring! Loco

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27 March 2010 ~ 6 Comments

Yokohama, in living color pt.3: Osanbashi

Yokohama, in living color pt.3: Osanbashi

The Port of Yokohama was opened in 1859 as a direct result of the Treaty of Kanagawa, signed by Commodore Matthew Perry of the United States and the Tokugawa Shogunate of Japan. At the time, 2 wharfs were built in place of the present day Ōsanbashi. The wharfs were too shallow for the ships to […]

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