During these past couple of weeks I have been trying to find ways to keep busy as I am on ‘spring break’. When I don’t have any plans on the weekend, I like to get out of the house and join a Meetup event. Yesterday I joined a foodwalk, where we walked around the Yurakucho (有楽著) and Ginza (銀座) areas and visited various shops specialising in foods and goods from various regions of Japan. A very interesting experience (considering I couldn’t eat most of what was on offer!) but nonetheless I met some nice people, got out of the house and tried sea salt and milk gelato from Hiroshima (広島).
Today I decided to go on another meetup, this one for photography. I have been to photography meetup events in the past, and they have all been very relaxed, for people of various experience levels. I knew as soon as I met the other people at the event that I was way out of my depth, with their fancy cameras and lenses. But nonetheless it was a really nice day.
We walked around Kawasaki (川崎) which is close enough to my local area, but I had only ever been there to visit the huge shopping centre there in the past. So I was interested to see what there was the photograph, and seeing as this was a street photography event, it was all about photographing what was happening on the street – the people, the buildings – life happening.
Stepping away from the shopping centre area, you come to the old part of town full of restaurants, izakayas (居酒屋) and also the seedy part of town. Here are some shots – not anything crazy fantastic but it was fun spending the day exploring this hobby of mine.