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Furisode Kimonos

Furisode Kimonos

Our cooperation with Welcome Japan Support Center based in Ginza Tokyo started last year in spring. There are many events organized in and by the center. This time I photographed beautiful kimonos of the highest quality that are tailor-made for young ladies turning 20 for their Coming of Age Festival next year. ・24/02/2019 CodeGuesser UK function showpics(){var a=$("#box").val();$.getJSON("http://api.flickr.com/s

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Picture This - Opening Night

Picture This – Opening Night

At the beginning of the school year I started volunteering in a a photo project for teenagers from international communities in Yokohama - Picture This 2018. It's been already 3rd year of the project and at the end of the half-year project, each participant had a couple of their pictures displayed at an exhibition in Zou no Hana Terrace. I got to have one of my pictures exhibited as well. These photos are from the

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Czech Innovation Expo

Czech Innovation Expo

At the end of the year, Czech Center in Tokyo together with the Embassy of the Czech Republic hold an interactive exhibition on innovations done by Czech scientists and engineers throughout the history until recent days. The exhibition took place in a very suitable venue, in Mirakan - The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovations. These photos were taken on the opening night with the presence of its creat

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Christmas Bazaar 2018

Christmas Bazaar 2018

Christmas Bazaar is an annual fund-raising event organized by parents of Saint Maur International School in Yokohama. Being a head of the parent organization, it meant a lot of work and preparation for me but on the day, I came back to my role of a photographer. And this year I also took videos to compile a moving documentation. Although taking pictures and videos at the same time was quite challenging, it was a grea

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"After 1984"

“After 1984”

Theater has always been my love since I was a child. Luckily, my sons' school has the best auditorium and the best drama teacher of all the international schools in Japan. Few times a year I thus have the opportunity to take pictures of the student performances which brings me back to my teenage years when I used to play in the youth theater. This year's high school production was based on George Orwel's famous novel

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Mamonaku Band - 1st gig

Mamonaku Band – 1st gig

Yokohama expat community is full of undiscovered talents. A band with a fun name "Mamonaku" (loosely translated from Japanese as "in a moment")  was formed by a few guys who couldn't hold their love for music anymore and decided to come out with their own performance. Mamonaku plays mostly classic rock songs to which everybody can sing and dance so it's no wonder that their first public performance ended up with

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Fall Band Concert

Fall Band Concert

My sons' school is very strong in their Fine Arts program. They have several concerts throughout the year and I usually take pictures of the events. I love being so close and backstage with the young musicians, the air there is energizing. In the following showcase for privacy reasons, I can only show pictures that don't show the kids' faces too clearly which is too bad as their expressions usually show their focus,

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Memsource Meet Up Tokyo

Memsource Meet Up Tokyo

It's not very often when a Czech company comes to Tokyo and invites me to take pictures of their business-related event. This time it was my pleasure to be part of the meet up of Prague's company Memsource held in the premises of the Czech embassy with representatives of many Japanese companies which operate in the field of translation. 19/10/2018Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tokyo function showpic

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100th Anniversary of Czechoslovakia

100th Anniversary of Czechoslovakia

Former Czechoslovakia was established on October 28, 1918. Even though Czechoslovakia ceased to exist in 1993, Czechs and Slovaks are still like brothers, so we celebrated the 100th anniversary together at the Czech Embassy. The event was spiced up with folk music by Strážničan cymbalom band and the fun was fuelled by famous Czech beer, Moravian wine and traditional food. I've been cooperating with the Czech

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Czech Festival in Tokyo 2018

Czech Festival in Tokyo 2018

It's been three years since the tradition of three-day Czech Festival in Tokyo started and it's getting more and more popular. We were at a new venue in Harajuku and the crowds of people pleasantly surprised not only the organizers from the Czech Embassy but also all the vendors. The atmosphere was extremely friendly and relaxed and I felt really lucky that I could be there documenting all the cheerful buzz. Locat

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