A little while ago I paid a short visit to Nara because of a few business meetings there. I had been there once in 2009 for sightseeing and was excited to be back. While there was not really time to explore Japan’s ancient capital, I was able to go on a short walk, and had … More Nara on film – oh my deer!
A few weeks ago I visited the Kinchakuda-Manjushage Park in Saitama to see and take pictures of the many red spider lilies (ヒガンバナ) blossoming there near the river. The flowers are in bloom every year between the end of September and the beginning of October, and it is a nice daytrip from Tokyo, there! Wenn … More Picture perfect spider lilies in Saitama
At the end of September I experienced my so far biggest adventure this year, as I decided to join some of my colleagues, who wanted to climb Japan’s tallest mountain, Mt. Fuji. We took the Subashiri-trail to the top, and stayed one night in a small mountain hut at 3200 meters height. We saw amazing … More Climbing Mount Fuji – Tagebucheintrag eines Abenteuers
At the end of August I traveled to Germany to attend my brother’s wedding. Being busy with work (as always..) I was only able to stay for one week this time. Still, I managed to meet many of my family members, eat and drink a lot (Wine! Bread! Cheese!) and was even able to squeeze … More Summer Vacation in Good Old Germany – Impressionen und Fotohighlights
At the beginning of July I met with my friend Laura for another portrait photoshoot (I am really determined to become better at taking pictures of people), this time in Shinjuku Gyoen park. Even though it was a really hot day, Laura was a great model and it was really fun to take pictures with … More A Summer Photoshoot in Shinjuku
After having admired this part of Japanese culture for a long time, I finally took a ten week course (kitsuke kyoshitsu) and learned how to wear a kimono, myself, this year. Before ‘graduating’ from the course, I even bought my own kimono (from the brand Modern Antenna) and I can’t wait now to do a … More Kimono Culture – or how to feel beautiful in Japan
Even though I lack any musical talent and have never been ambitious enough to really learn a music instrument (despite starting to learn the piano, flute, saxophone and violin…!), thanks to my boyfriend’s music project “Sputnik Sweetheart”, an indie pop girl band kind of thing, I was involved in making a music album! The album … More About my (Japanese) music career…oder so