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Continuing my trend of writing up my trips well after they’ve happened…

Back in August, I decided despite the pandemic, I wanted to try to go take a picture of the Milky Way. It’s starting to become somewhat of a yearly tradition for me. (Here’s some shots from 2018 and 2019.) After consulting with another photographer here in Tokyo and doing a ton more research online, I decided to go to Kawaguchiko because I wanted to try to get the Milky Way and Mt. Fuji together in one shot.

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Hydrangeas and Fireflies

I’ve been cooped up in my apartment for quite a while now. I thought I’d break the monotony a little bit by taking a day trip to Kanagawa. My goal was to take pictures of fireflies. In and around Tokyo, all of the events I could find that featured fireflies were canceled due to covid-19 such as the Fussa Firefly Festival, the firefly event in Shibuya’s Botanical Garden Fureai, the one in Yuyake Koyake Fureai no Sato, the one in Hotel Chinzanso, etc. So I found a random spot in Fujisawa and decided to make a day trip of it.

In Japan, June is the time when Hydrangeas bloom. Many gardens, temples, shrines, and homes have them growing in a variety of blue, violet, and white colors. So I figured I’d go take pictures of Hydrangeas in the area until night time.

The first stop was Meigetsuin (明月院).

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