Thursday, 16 December 2010

Il y a une fleur...


Je commence à comprendre, dit le petit prince. Il y a une fleur... je crois qu'elle m'a apprivoisé... C'est possible, dit le renard. On voit sur la Terre toutes sortes de choses...

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Am I awake?


Monday, 29 November 2010

Already gone


Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Monday, 15 November 2010

Pop corn


Stalls at Ueno park (Tokyo).
I really enjoy my Rollei, and I like the soft colors of the Reala film. The photo on the right was an accidental double exposure but I like it all the same. My own weird taste?

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Singing bowl


Singing bowl, a standing bell to accompany meditation, praying and chanting. Its sound is so warm and intimate...

(texture by lesbrumes, thanks!)

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Jizos at Senkoji temple


Monday, 25 October 2010



Wednesday, 20 October 2010

(0848) 22-3521


Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Rainy / Cosy


Rain on my shoes
Drizzle on my face
Drops under my umbrella
Fancy a nice cup of warm tea?

Onomichi, October 2010

Monday, 4 October 2010


Monday, 27 September 2010

Padlock love


Another picture taken in Enoshima, definitely the "island of love" (how cheesy). After 5 years in Japan I still find interesting or funny things in every shrine that distinguishes it from the hundreds of neighboring shrines. In this one, if you are a couple in love you can buy a padlock, write your names on it with a variation of Always Together, and lock it to a fence nearby. The fence is now so packed with padlocks that people have started locking them onto other fences all over the (very small) island.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Shells, mackerel and salmon


Enoshima Island, August 2010

Friday, 17 September 2010

The blue vase


Saturday, 11 September 2010

Quatre tabourets bleus


Tabourets pour s'asseoir pendant qu'on fait la queue devant le restaurant. Celui-ci n'est peut-être pas très populaire? Mais il se peut que ce n'était pas l'heure de pointe, je ne me rappelle plus très bien...

Monday, 6 September 2010

Think Pink - III

Very pink Ema (small wooden plaques on which Shinto worshippers write their prayers or wishes) at the Hetsunomiya Shrine in Enoshima, a small island South of Tokyo.
A love shrine, obviously!

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Nihon Buyo

Traditional Nihon Buyo dancing

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Back in a minute


The streets of Narimasu on a Sunday at lunch time.
Holga is fun and I really like the result, noooo mater what my husband says. I have a thing for imperfect looking photos, and it's final!

Friday, 20 August 2010

Il était une fois


La ruine de l'un des trois châteaux qui surplombent Ribeauvillé (Alsace).

Monday, 16 August 2010

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Ces mots que j'aimerais te dire


Texture by les brumes

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

The blue bucket


Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Côté Sud


Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Essai pour une Estampe - II

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Haïku of the bridge

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Dusk at the park, soon
Her velvet steps on the bridge
A crack in the wood

Monday, 2 August 2010

Cup and foxes

La fille au foulard

Essai pour une estampe - I


Sakura Sakura

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Une histoire de noeuds

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En rangs d'oignons
Noeuds papillon
En rangs serrés
À dénouer

Dreaming of flying away

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Restaurant Tonden

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Saturday, 31 July 2010


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円周 – circonférence
円満 – parfait, harmonieux
円い – rond
円舞曲 – valse
円柱 – colonne, cylindre
円熟 – maturité, perfection
円滑 – régulier, doux
円形 – rond, circulaire
円弧 – arc de cercle
千円札 – mille yens

In another world

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Petals falling from the cherry trees at Yanaka cemetery, Tokyo.

Spring rain

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I'll wait for you there

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Aging effect with various textures added to a photo of the harbor of Marseille.

Friday, 30 July 2010

Make a wish

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Make a wish, but for real
If your heart, I could heal
I so would, I so would...
Make a wish, and I will
Mend your heart, and for real
If I could, if I could...

Opening time

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Tonight: grilled chicken skewers - chilled silken tofu with toppings - sashimi of the day - assorted pickles - Broiled whole squid with ginger sauce -Shrimp tempura - Marinated sirloin steak wrapped around asparagus and broiled - rice and grilled salmon with green tea - draft beer - sake

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Blessing/Fallen/I miss...

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The day you left
Will never come back again
And yet it does
Day after day
That day I knew
You would never come back again
But I wish you would
Day after day

One winter morning in spring

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Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Clap your hands

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A sale of decorated garden rakes at Oji shrine, a decoration and lucky charm for the new year. Every time a rake is sold, a melodic and upbeat thank you to the customer.

Monday, 4 January 2010

Lucky charm basket

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Sale of New Year decorations and lucky charms at Oji Shrine (Tokyo).