Category Archives: Documentary

My Street

My Street © 2011 Konstantin Volke. All rights reserved.

Taken in Tokyo, Japan. In this picture there are certain things that are typical for the urban area in Tokyo and other cities. I want to introduce some items starting from the left part of the picture. First there are … Continue reading

Firefighters

Firefighters © 2010 Konstantin Volke. All rights reserved.

Taken in Tokyo, Japan. And there they were, fire fighters fighting the fire… In a bush very close to some shelters that homeless people built themselves along the river bank. Since there was no ambulance I assume no-one was hurt!

And Action

And Action © 2010 Konstantin Volke. All rights reserved.

Taken in Tokyo, Japan. I was going to that one spot where I have always wanted to go earlier. I took pictures of some people and birds and all that when suddenly some firefighters approached.

Streets Of Tokyo: Shinagawa

Streets Of Tokyo: Shinagawa © 2010 Konstantin Volke. All rights reserved.

Taken in Tokyo, Japan. Shinagawa (品川) literally means river (or stream) of goods. And looking at this photograph the meaning also visually remains.It’s indeed a stream of goods. Today Shinagawa is one of the largest stations in Tokyo sorrounded by … Continue reading

Tori No Ichi

Tori No Ichi © 2010 Konstantin Volke. All rights reserved.

Taken in Tokyo, Japan. Tori no Ichi Fair (open-air market) is a famous annual event in November on the day of the Tori (Rooster) in Chinese calendar and this event has continued to today since the Edo period. Tori no … Continue reading

Jizo

Jizo © 2010 Konstantin Volke. All rights reserved.

Taken in Tokyo, Japan. In Japan, Ksitigarbha, known as Jizō, or Ojizō-sama as he is respectfully known, is one of the most loved of all Japanese divinities. His statues are a common sight, especially by roadsides and in graveyards. Traditionally, … Continue reading

Japanese Food

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As people may falsely believe, Japanese food does not at all only consist of Sushi. There’s a huge number of other meals avaiable. In this post I want to show, but “stuff” I discovered here in Japan. The Bakery Shop … Continue reading

Tōjinbō

Tōjimbō © 2010 Konstantin Volke. All rights reserved.

Taken in Tojinbo, Japan. Tojinbo is an ambigious place. On one hand it is very beautiful and famous for it’s cliffs and structures carved by the wind and the waves. On the other hand these are also the attributes why … Continue reading

Gujo Hachiman

Gujo Hachiman © 2010 Konstantin Volke. All rights reserved.

Taken in Gujo Hachiman, Japan. Gujo Hachiman is a small town located in a valley of mountains. Not only that the infamous Japanese plastic food is manufactured here, but also the town itself is a beauty. Winding through the traditional … Continue reading

Ainokura I

Ainokura © 2010 Konstantin Volke. All rights reserved.

Taken in Ainokura, Japan. The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama are one of Japan’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The site is located in the Shogawa river valley stretching across the border of Gifu and Toyama Prefectures in northern Japan. … Continue reading

Run Into The Pacific Ocean

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Taken on Yakushima, Japan. From Kagushima it takes around 4 hours to reach Yakushima, a small island south of Kyushu. Quite the whole island is covered with a big forest stretching over the mountain landscape. The nature is partially so … Continue reading

Fireworks

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During the Obon-season many Japanese people come back to their homes to visit their parents or family. Also, during the warm time in August many local festivals are hold like that one in the Shizuoka Prefecture. The men from that … Continue reading