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Found drone. If it’s yours, tell me the serial number.

Found drone. If it’s yours, tell me the serial number. Sorry, I can’t give you the jellyfish. ドローンを藤前干潟で見つけました。もし、持ち主の方がいましたらシリアルナンバーを教えてください。クラゲは残念ながらお渡しできませんが🤣

Drone found at Fujimae Tidal Flats, Nagoya Port.

Drone found at Fujimae Tidal Flats, Nagoya Port.

Drone found at Fujimae Tidal Flats

Drone found at Fujimae Tidal Flats

The drone was found on the mud flats upside down, with a jellyfish on it. It obviously had been awash with salty sea water and so it may be dead anyway.
Update to the JapanesePhotos Instagram at: http://bit.ly/2sDXXY0.
Drone found at Fujimae Tidal Flats, Nagoya Port.

Drone found at Fujimae Tidal Flats, Nagoya Port.

Update: Got the footage, and it seems the drone belongs to this guy with the controller. He and his buddy look so happy and proud. Contact me.
The probable owner of the drone found at Fujimae Tidal Flats, Nagoya Port.

The probable owner of the drone found at Fujimae Tidal Flats, Nagoya Port.

 

Update:
I’ve contacted DJI Japan asking if they can match the serial number on the drone with the owner. Their reply, below, says that they don’t not have the contact details. Next step: Drop it in at a police station. I’ve started to use #藤前干潟 on social media, as that seems to show the right location on Instagram and Twitter. If you can share this blog post with that hashtag, I’m sure it will help. 

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It’s Golden Week in Japan. Enjoy.

It’s Golden Week in Japan, which is actually a few days plus a weekend of no-work. Golden Week is a collection of public holidays, and an agreement by companies to let their workers see their families. Right now, the highways and public transport systems will be clogged and backup for tens of hours as families try to get from city to city to see grandparents. This photo was take on Sunday, when Sakae closes off the main street that is lined with department stores in the centre of the trendy shopping area of the city. I missed the height of the day where there were stalls and shoppers moving freely between department stores. Japan is a very spending/shopping oriented culture. It is as if shopping is a national pastime. Update to the JapanesePhotos Instagram at: http://bit.ly/2qB1C5F. This photo, and others like it are available for sale in my Nagoya Gallery.

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Naked Man Festival in video

I’ve covered the Kounomiya Naked Man Festival in the past; Kounomiya is the place and shrine near Nagoya, which is known in Japanese as Hadaka Matsuri, Hadaka means naked, and matsuri means festival. Below is the bigger spectacle in Okayama covered by the BBC just yesterday. Ceremonies for the Nagoya Kounomiya festival starts from this week, but the main event is on the 28th Feb 2018 (Kikuko Nagoya). If you want to participate in the this festival, you have less than 24 hours to can email Kikuko. Enjoy.

Correction: I just received an email alerting me to an error on a source website. The event is not 28th Feb 2017, but in 2018 (which is 13th January of the lunar year).

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Model and MUA call in #Nagoya #名古屋

This is a open only to people who are or will be in Nagoya, Japan.

Basic info: The shoot is in Nagoya city, and only open to anyone (aged 20 and older); professional or amateur. I want to expand my tourism and art collection, and I need your help.

Two young women taking selfies at Senso-ji Temple, Tokyo.

Two young women taking selfies at Senso-ji Temple, Tokyo.

Wanted: male and female models or couples for (outdoor) traveller / tourist type of photos, candid-like street portraiture, and art. Clothing should be nice, simple, but of tourist-like appearance. It is possible that we cannot get a makeup artist, so be prepared to do your own.
MUA: Makeup artist to ensure the models look great and natural. Provide makeup work, basic hair setting, and nails. Also some general photo shoot assistance.

Theme: Tourists in Nagoya; Ghosts in the City.
Location: Streets and tourist areas of central Nagoya including Meieki and Sakae, Nagoya Castle, Atsuda Shrine, and others.
When: The New Year period, weekends in January, and weekdays/weekends in February and March.

Young twenty-something friends on a day out in Osaka.

Young twenty-something friends on a day out in Osaka.

Clothing: This is a low-budget shoot, so there is no wardrobe to be supplied. Please wear something that is fashionable, nice, simple, and with no brands or logos. Comfortable shoes is also best. Wear thermals or heat-tech underneath.
Pay: Models, ¥2,500/hour (Japanese currency); each shoot can be 2 to 4 hours. MUA, ¥5,000 for two hours, plus makeup kit expenses (negotiable). Multiple shoots are planned.
Required: Models will sign a model release to allow the photos to be used for commercial purposes. Also, a shoot plan will be sent a day or two before the shoot, please study and rehearse these poses.
Links: For general model call information in English and モデル求人日本語, see this announcement on Model Mayhem, Contact me here, or via JapanesePhotos.Asia for more information. My main portfolio is on PhotoShelter.

 

General advice: Please where full length heat-tech or thermal underclothing, and no clothing with brand logos or print designs. Please do not bring large or heavy bags; you can keep them in a train station locker.

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Nagoya & Aichi to host 2026 Games

NHK World News Podcast has last night reported that the hosting of the 2026 Asian Games has been awarded to the only applicant, Nagoya and Aichi. The two governments, city and prefectural, have submitted a joint application. Yay us!


Japan’s Olympic medalist Mizuki Noguchi in the 2012 Nagoya Women’s Marathon. Since I’m based in Nagoya & Aichi, I have a large library of Nagoya photos here, http://ablyth.photoshelter.com/.

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