Monthly Archives: August 2007

Koenji Awa Odori Festival

Last Sunday (26th) Koenji, Tokyo held its 51st Awa Odori Festival as part of the Bon Odori. Awa Odori is also known as line dance since the groups called Ren (連) dance in a tight formation. They are also called “The Fools Dance” because of the steps in dance which looks like some drunken fool dancing around.

Not much photos this time around as it was fast approaching night my slow lens doesn’t help much in this low light condition with the subject moving so much. I did managed to capture video on some of the groups performing the dance.

So read on to see the video and some of the photos that I managed to capture from there.

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Asakusa Samba Carnival

Yesterday Asakusa held its 27th Samba Carnival since 1981. It’s Tokyo largest annual samba carnival with over 500,000 crowd lined up on the street this day of the year to look on the passionate parade of samba dancers makes its way around Sensoji Temple in a highly charged rhythmical atmosphere.

The parade took about 5 hours that day and it’s sure a hot day there. Enjoy the rest 🙂
50 images and 1 video more after the jump.

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Chara Hobby 2007

Finally… sorry this took a while, I have must have taken over 300 photos there and most of them required some post processing to be done which is the reason why this report came in so late. After some selection I’m still left with some 100’s photo to put in this post.

Right, so lets get on with it.
This was my first time to a Chara Hobby event, so I don’t really have a clear idea what is in it other then there is a lot of Gundam. I was expecting a lot of crowd but surprisingly it was much lesser than compare to Wonder Festival event or maybe most of them are in Tokyo Big Sight for the Comiket as reported by Danny Choo.

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Tamron 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 AF Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro

Finally got myself to get the new Tamron 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 AF Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro (boy that was long) lens for my Sony DSLR A-100 camera at Yodobashi-Akiba. This will replace my previously good Sigma 18-50 mm f/2.8 DC EX lens. Why the switched? Read on…

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Revoltech EVA-01 TYPE F Wallpaper

I messed around with my indoor fake studio yesterday while taking some pictures of the Revoltech Wonder Festival Special Edition. I still think the best Revoltech figure I have is the EVA-01 Type F AFC Experiment (not WF EVA ^^’, this one is based on the PS2 game while the WF EVA’s are from the New Movie Edition). I really like the material they used for its body which is unlike the rest that have shiny surfaces and its complexity.

So I dedicate my first try on figure wallpaper to EVA-01!
I’ve done some anime wallpapers back a few years ago, but stopped for a while. While anime wallpaper rely on high resolution scans and a lot of photoshoping, figure wallpaper is kinda the other way around. Instead of creating it on photoshop, I did it all outside and my trusty camera.

And the result …

Revoltech EVA-01 Type F

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WonderFestival 2007 Summer

Just got back from WonderFestival 2007 Summer from Tokyo Big Sight (東京ビッグサイト) today. I’m exhausted from the back-to-back events this weekends and the scorching hot weather. 8)

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Gundam Expo Tokyo 2007

This week is packed with events, with Gundam Expo Tokyo 2007 today, Tokyo Bay Grand Fireworks and Wonder Festival Summer 2007 tomorrow (x_x). I will skip the Tokyo Bay Grand Fireworks as I’m already dead tired plus I wanted to attend Wonder Festival too tomorrow. So got up early today and head out to Ikebukuro Sunshine City (池袋サンシャインシティ) where the event was held…

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