After an amazing day kicking back with Miura-san and Nakawatase-san, it was just a short trip down the road to Nagoya where another good bunch of folk were waiting. Liberty Walk is one of my favourite shops to visit because of the characters that lurk within.
After snapping temples and lots of cherry blossom and endless kimono for a few days I was feeling refreshed and ready to get back into the automotive shooting. Good way to kick things off was to see a car that I have been craving to shoot since I first saw Dino post a shot of it on Facebook. The Rocketbunny FD RX7.
My two days in Kyoto were specifically chosen to have nothing automotive planned for 2 reasons.
1. Kyoto is quite possibly the most spectacular area in Japan from a photography aspect.
It’s insane how fast time passes you by when you are having fun. Already onto day 9 and I was well inside my relaxed zone. With a shoot at TRA-Kyoto the following day, I decided to kick back for another day and just enjoy shooting whatever came across my lens.
After a solid few days of cars I wanted a short breather, and what better place to head than Kyoto. The order of the day was temple hunting. Something about Kyoto just makes you naturally feel relaxed. Of course it is cherry blossom time here in Japan and this provided some awesome photo opportunities too.
Today we headed southwest. Our destination was Meihan Circuit just out of Kobe. This is one place I have never been, yet seen so many times on the net. Despite the rain having set in, that wasn’t about to deter me from shooting some top notch drift action.
After a 5:30am finish I managed to wangle a little extra sleep today’s schedule was nice and easy compared to the first few days. My destination was one I am very familiar with, my first hometown I moved to in Japan – Tomisato.
After another day of cars cars cars, it was right back into another day of just the same thing. Only this time we headed out after dark. The destination was Tatsumi parking area mainly for the experience rather than the photos. Why is it that Tatsumi is so famous?
After an awesome day out getting up to my eyeballs in scale model goods it was back into the car scene, and a tuner that I have briefly met, but haven’t had the chance to shoot properly. As always being in Japan, it meant jumping on a train and heading for the middle of nowhere.
After a good night’s sleep, it was onto a train to Shizuoka. As a scale model addict I have always wanted to visit one place in particular to fulfil the inner otaku.