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November 21, 2005

Roe

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CameraKonica Minolta 7d
LensTamron 28-200mm f/2.8 @ 40mm
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Let's keep it orange. Does this picture make you appetized or disgusted?

It was really interesting to see these in still shaped like a tube just as they were unpacked from the fish. Now that's fresh!

 

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Fashionable Red Snapper

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LensTamron 28-200mm f/2.8 @ 45mm
Shutter / Aperture1/200s / f/3.5
ISO (Adj.)800 (+0.30 EV)

I think these are red snapper, but I don't think I had ever seen red snapper with such big eyes before. Several of them had nose rings like the one in the middle, above. I thought that that had made them very fashionable.

 

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November 17, 2005

Tenative Disapproval

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LensTamron 28-200mm f/2.8 @ 28mm
Shutter / Aperture1/80s / f/3.5
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It is impossible to capture the true sense of scale of Tsukijii. Imagine what genuinely feels like unending rows and rows of fish stalls with walking paths barely a person wide being shared between shopper and forklift alike. Qiuet does not exist here naturally, it must be created and saved in moments such as these.

 

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November 16, 2005

Bloody Eels

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LensTamron 28-200mm f/2.8 @ 28mm
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Tsukiji is an intense carpet bombing upon the senses. Color, smell, sound, and millions and millions of small deaths in a square kilometer of fishy Auschwitz. It may be graphic but it is sure is good on rice.

 

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November 14, 2005

Fish Wallah

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LensTamron 28-200mm f/2.8 @ 42mm
Shutter / Aperture1/125s / f/3.5
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Clean little pans of silvery little fishes.

 

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November 11, 2005

Tako Butt

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Okay, okay I know this isn't actually the octopus's butt. Butt once the title came to me, I couldn't shake it loose.

 

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Geoduck Clam

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Technically definitely not the best picture in the world, but I wanted to share it with y'all because I love these little critters: the geoduck clam. Did you know they can live up to nearly 150 years? Well...not these guys anyway.

 

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November 8, 2005

Blue and Gray Fish on Ice

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Shutter / Aperture1/30s / f/3.5
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A World of Bonito

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Here comes an exhausted pun: things are about to get fishy around here for awhile. And so horribly begins my series on Tsukiji Fish Market.

 

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November 5, 2005

Karaoke

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ISO (Exp. Adj.)3200 (+0.3EV)

When I review my pictures of Japan, I find a lot of them are pictures of people in small rooms taken without a flash. Despite the physical intimacy imposed by a constant lack of space I find Japan to be one of the least intimate countries in the world. In my experience, one must carve out a sense of belonging and home in Japan—especially as a foreigner.

For this reason it makes me happy to think that I've got people I can instantly pick up a conversation and feel comfortable with on the other side of the Pacific. Jesse (pictured right) I have already briefly introduced you to in one of his poorer moments. Akiko (pictured left) I have known now going on six years.

She and I had met when I was barely 20 years old and had been sent to Japan by my employer to help salvage a potentially large engineering project that wasn't going well. Akiko and I spent 18 hours of every day for more than two months trying to make things go right. I felt as though I was on board the International Space Station and we were orbiting the moon. I think in all the time that I spent in Japan, I had two weekends off and a vacation back to the United States for the forth of July. Our relationship being forged and in tempered in the hellfires of unreasonable computer engineering project expectations, she has become one of my closest friends living abroad today.

Since college, Jesse has been one of my closest friends living anywhere. When the three of us get together in Japan there is a tendency to have such a ridiculously good time together that we tend to feel depressed the next day. The depression could have something to do with all the booze and the multiple-days worth of sleep deprivation too, I suppose.

 

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