29 July 2012
27 July 2012
This year Shinobazu Pond's lotus flowers have been a big disappointment: there's almost nothing! I noticed that many plants have brown, shrivelled up leaves; and unlike previous years, the surface of the pond isn't covered in lotus plants. Disease? I'm not sure. Nevertheless I managed to capture a few stubborn individuals.
|Usually the entire surface of the pond is covered in lotus plants; this year you can see empty spots.|
|The whole pond looks like this. Something's wrong somewhere ...|
25 July 2012
Tokyo Sky Tree drew a combined 10,29 million visitors by Saturday, its operator, Tobu Tower Sky Tree Co., said Sunday. The new landmark eclipsed the 10-million mark on Thursday, less than two months after opening to the public on May 22. -- The Japan Times, 24 July 2012
|Sunrise 17 July 2012|
|Sunrise 18 July 2012|
24 July 2012
22 July 2012
12 July 2012
All photos in this series are of a group called Asakusa Kaminariren (浅草雷連). You can read about them here and here. Sharp eyes might notice different costumes in different photos. The last four photos were taken last year; the rest were taken this year.