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LAPC – Bringing softness

There are a lot of signs of coming spring here and there but a few trace of winter is still left. Winter at Yokohama is somewhat sharp and dry and it is far from softness. On the contrary, winter in Brittany was soft and damp. A distance of 9994km between two places is too huge to imagine the differences.


Lens Artists Challenge #237 – Bringing softness

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LAPC – Looking Back


I was born in an inland city. Exactly saying, the nearest beach was not so far, just 2 hours from my parents house, but I believe that the sea was a sort of exotic place that I could not visit without preparation. After growing up, needless to say, I learnt that I can go there at anytime. Still a sea is my special place and I like to see boats.


LAPC – Looking Back

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LAPC – Favorite Images of 2022

Sometimes I found myself taking pictures of water without reasons perhaps because I felt somehow fear on it and still do. Whether it is blue or grey, the water always obscures the sense of time. Nobody knows what was under water and who was looking into. Even still I took pictures of it without curiosity but with beauty delight.
Here are my two favorites that have not been published yet.


LAPC #231 – Favorite Images of 2022

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LAPC – Last Chance


So far away
Doesn’t anybody stay 
in one place any more?
It would be so fine 
to see your face at my door
It doesn’t help to know 
you’re just time away

Carole King, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

It was a special year for me. At the beginning of 2022, I was working in France and foreseeing uncertain next 6 months from July. I completely understood anybody cannot stayed in one place, and more likely, the world was always drifting whether I wanted or not.
Several years ago, surely I was walking down a small path just next to a vineyard in France and I found myself thinking about grapes fields in Japan where I was born. After going back to Japan, 9,411 km apart, now I’m thinking about a vineyard in France time to time. Anyway, the sun above me is same as what I know in France. But,

There’s no such place as far away

Richard Bach

(l’atelier tanu 訳)



LAPC #230 – Last Chance