Old capital city of Kamakura located one hour from Tokyo by train. We had rides through the narrow streets on rickshaws and then had an evening to browse the shops with a light rainfall falling. The umbrellas are fun to photograph and the young women in traditional clothing are an added visual delight.
Meiji Jingu Shrine is one of Tokyo’s most important shrines. There was a wedding there and we had an opportunity to witness the departure event.We had been to Yoyogi Park with bands and performers, walkers and runners previous to this location. We headed to Shibuya crossing after this quiet interlude.
With friends for the day. We visited the Sensoji Temple. There was incense burning in the square in front of the temple. People waft the smoke over their bodies and hope to bring good spirits and good fortune to their lives.
Caught the train. Staying at Intercontinental ANA. About one hour train ride to downtown Tokyo. Visited a temple. Then a boat cruise to get a feel for the city. Walked through wonderful gardens. Back for group meeting at 3 pm.
Leaving the humidity of the East and making my journey back to the west coast from Cuba. Many friends have been made. Wonderful memories of colour, vibrancy of Havana and and shared time in the plantation style lobby of the Hotel Parque Centrale with other photographers on our tour.
I am very excited to post a photograph I took last night in Havana at the Hotel Parque Centrale of our Photographer leader, Arthur Meyerson and Claudia Corrales, the grandaughter of Raol Corrales. Raol Corrales was a famous Cuban photographer who documented the Revolutionary period in Cuba.
This is the second post that I am actually writing myself. The first three posts were done by Carlos, my administrator, in Arizona through email as I could not access this site. It now seems to be working for me. Today has been a day off without the usual early morning photographing in the side streets.