Having moved to Japan for a year, to live and teach, I thought it would be a good idea to document my adventure somehow. A photography blog- one photo a day, for one year.
Can’t wait to see some of these photos!
Great blog, thanks for sharing!
Thanks! Sorry for taking some time to get back to you, I was away on a long holiday over christmas. I just had a look at your blog and I love the idea! Will definitely check back.
terrific stuff. great viewing on a rainy afternoon
Thanks for checking it out!
Love your work. I went to Japan for my honeymoon and your blog brings back fond memories.
Thanks for checking out my blog Still so many cool places to see and blog about!
Love your concepts and the perpectives of your shots!
Thank you for checking out my blog! You have some stunning shots on your blog, amazing portraits particularly.
Thanks for stopping by liking and following! I love your photos and look forward to seeing the rest of the year you produce! I just got LR3 been using PSE and CS3…looking forward to exploring using LR3 and hopefully editing a little quicker
No problem! I loved your silhouettes Light room really does make things faster- you can do all the basic things you need to do to any photo and then, if it needs anything extra, it is easy to export to photoshop and back!
love japanese culture – although lived in Asia, had no chance to visit Japan so far!
Thank you! I loved your latest picture in the museum! Japan is the expensive option- you have to work here to be able to afford to travel around it. Where did you live?
Hey! Your photos really are stunning!
I want to move to Japan next year to teach and was just wondering if you are doing the JET scheme or telf? And how are you finding it? Sorry about the questions! I hope you are have a brilliant time and keep up the good work with your photos!
Hey, thank you so much for taking a look at my blog! I am on the JET program and am based in Yamaguchi prefecture in Hagi city. I would definatly recommend JET over a private company- they look after you really well and it is more of a unique expereience. It’s quite a culture shock settling at fist! But you settle into it and pretty much every day has and interseting experience. Plus you get paid enough to travel round Japan a little! I am off to Kyoto to see the cherry blossoms in a few weeks and I cant wait! I think everyone gets home sick at some point whilst they are here, but that is just a part of it. I am only doing one year but lots of JET’s stay for two or three! I hope this has helped a little Do you mind me asking where you are from?
Thank you so much for your helpful response! I am from a tiny village in Kent but I am currently on my uni year abroad working as an intern for a company in Turin, Italy. I have heard that JET seems to be a more unique experience plus you are fully submerged into the real Japanese culture! I am not too worried about getting home sick because I am used to living abroad but obviously Jap is a big step! The application process for JET seems to be quite daunting especially as they want a copy of every piece of paperwork known to man! I hope I will get a place, I have teaching experience plus I am going to start some Japanese lessons this summer so fingers crossed! I am so jealous about Kyoto, enjoy! You are English as well right? Once again thanks for the info!
No problem I am English yes, from Wimbledon. The application process is a bit of a maze of paperwork! You have to work pretty hard not to get disqualified. It sounds like you will have a good chance! I didn’t have any teaching experience or know any Japanese. The fact you have lived and worked abroad is a huge plus! (how is working in Turnin by the way!?) I think one of the main things they want to know is that you can adapt to different cultures and will be able to in Japan. They like to hear about cultural exchange as much as anything! I talked a lot about my travel experience and how I like learning about other cultures, as well as trying to show that I was taking an interest in Japanese culture. Hope this helps
You’re a fellow southerner! This is what scares me, the dreaded paperwork! If I get it right then I might stand a chance. Turin is such a beautiful city and it’s a million times better than Milan! I am obviously not getting paid for my internship and it mainly consists of filing and photocopying which isn’t much fun but hopefully it will look good on my CV? I hope so anyway! The whole idea of an internship is a new concept in Italy so they don’t really know what it is meant to consist of but my internship could be a whole lot worse. I will keep your advice in my mind if I get to the interview stage. Thank you so much for your advice, I really do appreciate it
No problem, any time
Thank you for sharing your pictures of Japan. I have awarded this blog the ABC award http://wp.me/pDHrD-DZ. I wish you a nice weekend!
Thank you so much for the award. I really do appreciate it lots It’s always so nice to hear that someone is enjoying my pictures.
You´re welcome! And I am happy to see pictures from Japan! And I too use Lightroom for my pictures. Have a good weekend!
I have nominated your blog for the versatile blogger award. I absolutely love your photos and your vision. I feel like I am seeing a part of the world I will never get to see because of you and I thank you for it. Here is the link to the post if you choose to accept.
Thank you so much for the nomination. I really do appreciate it. I will do my best to blog about it soon
Thank you for stopping by and liking my post
No problem! I really love the photo
I saw your photo in National Geographic!
I probably got confuse with another blogger
No problems I would love to get a photo in the National Geographic!
Hi, thanks for stopping by my site http://reflectionsofchina.wordpress.com/ and for the likes, they are appreciated and thanks also for sharing your 365 day project images of Japan, some great work here:), Cheers Mark
No problems I enjoyed seeing pictures from someone doing a similar thing to me but in a completely different context.
Hey there Winegums – I saw that you stopped-by my blog the other day…thank you for visiting and for letting me know you were there. Enjoyed browsing through your photos…nice work.
Thanks! I really like your sweeping sky shots
You’re welcome…and thank you, too.
Thanks for liking my post Home Sweet Home.
So guess what? I find your blog inspiring, so I nominated you for this:
Thank you so much for the award! I appreciate it a lot Sorry for my late response, I have somewhat of a backlog of these and will get around one day to writing something about it all. Also, hilarious anecdote about your interview!
Oh don’t worry, I know exactly what you mean – I had a backlog of about 4 or 5 of them for a while, which I am still plodding through, knocking off one every week or so.
Glad you liked that anecdote…I do look back on that one and think “what in the world was I thinking?”
I’m really fascinated by your blog, and you take some wonderful pictures! I have nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award -you’re of course not obligated to send the award along. I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog
I am envious of you being able to live in Japan for a year. If only I could be so lucky.
I wanted to stop by and thank you so much for visiting and subscribing to my blog. I hope to see you back soon!
No problems! You have some really great work! My year is coming to a close quite soon It has been an amazing experience though- there are so many things to see in Japan!
Thanks for the visit!
Fantastic photos! I have spent many weeks traveling throughout Japan on 2 separate visits. Your photos bring back some great memories!
Thanks so much! There are definitely some amazing things to see in Japan! What was your favourite place?
Fabulous blog. Just fabulous. thanks for sharing your photos.
Thank you! I always love a compliment
I’ve lived in Japan for almost four years and in the slog of the daily routine I sometimes forget how fortunate I am to live in such a beautiful country. Your pictures are a wonderful reminder – thank you!
It’s so true! Sometimes you have to sit back and think- I’m in Japan, this is pretty amazing What were you doing here for four years?
Just wanted to say thanks for posting all these amazing photos. Going to Japan for the first time next month, and these photos definitely make me even more excited. I love the black and white shot of the deer. So much expression captured in all your animal shots!
And thank you for providing insight into the JET program too. It’s something I’d like to look into after I finish university.
Anyway, keep up the great work! And all the best for the next 200 days of the year.
Thank you so much for being s nice! Japan definitely has some amazing things to see and the cultural nuances are always interesting! You should definitely think about the JET program, it is an amazing and unique experience that you will never forget!
Hi. I found your page through freshly pressed! I’ve lived in Japan for a few years and came back to my home country last year…Your amazing photos makes me miss Japan so much! I’ll live vicariously through your photos from now on! Thanks for sharing them
Thank you! What did you do in Japan? I will try and keep it up so you can get your Japan fix
I love your photos! Nice 365 project, goodluck!
Thank you! I am going to do my best to make it to the end
Hey! Great writing and wonderful pictures! I wanted to let you know that I am nominating you for a Versatile Blogger Award. Keep up the great work!
Thank you so much for the award! It’s always an honour. Thank you for praising my writing too! I put lots of effort in it and it is nice to get a non-photo compliment
No worries. I dont think that the award isas important as individuals recognizing each others’ skills.
Definitely! Thanks again for the recognition
…love your images… i dream of 365 days in japan!!!! g*
Thanks! Have you ever been to Japan? It’s a photography land
…i spent about 4 weeks in Japan… absolutely love it… some of my images are on my travel blog umlunu.me I look forward to following your journey! g*
Thanks Where abouts did you make it too? Tried to have a look at your travel blog but it didn’t work…
Love your photos! I’m temporarily living in Japan as well (in Okinawa Prefecture)! What a great place to be
Thanks! I went to Okinawa for a quick little holiday. Where abouts are you? Have you made it anywhere else in the country? What are you up to over here? Sorry for all the questions
It’s cool! My husband’s job brings him here…we’re at one of the US bases on island. Other than my layover flight into Tokyo and a couple of island connected by a bridge, I haven’t been anywhere else off the island. There’s one island I know for sure that I want to make it to before we leave…I just can’t remember the name of it. I want to conquer Mt. Fuji. too! I know you teach, but do you teach English? I’m considering getting TEFL certified so I can teach over here!
Well Okinawa isn’t a bad place to be! Tropical paradise outside your back door I want to conquer Fiji too! I am think of maybe doing it this month. I do teach english- on the JET program, which is a scheme run by the Japanese government! You get paid well and its an amazing experience, There are loads of companies to do it privately though, and a TEFL is all you need! Your even in Japan already!
It’s true! Okinawa, especially the northern part of the Island, is truly like tropical paradise! It’s amazing. I love driving onto some of the nearby islands too, because they’re not as modern…lots of traditional houses and farmland.
Right now I’m trying to decide if I want to teach at a school or if I want to teach online, if I DO get my TEFL. I’m still not sure. I have a friend who teaches online, and she travels a lot and can keep working as long as she has internet! Since we’ll be leaving in the fall of 2013 I dunno how committed I want to be at an actual school…
Teaching online could be good- I might look into that for when I leave actually You might even be able to do the odd evening class here and there or something.
I just received the Versatile Blogger Award, and one of the cool things about it is that your task upon accepting it is to pass it on to other wonderful blogs!
So you are the recipient of the Versatile Blogger Award – see your nomination here
Thanks for the amazing inspiration!
Wow! Thank you so much, I really appreciate it. Its always great to hear that people like my blog and enjoy looking at my pictures. I am very behind on the blogging awards! But you may well get a returned favour very soon
You’re welcome! Thanks for sharing all the great pictures. It’s nice to be able to see snippets of other places I can’t visit just yet.
Thanks for stopping by and for being so nice! It has definitely been a great way to document my experience!
Hello there, i just stumbled on your blog and absolutely love your idea. Japan is number 1 on my ‘must visit and photograph’ list.
I have a question though, is there a way to jump directly to your ‘Day 1′?
Hi, thanks for taking a look at my blog! You should definitely visit if you get the chance, it is a really photogenic country. I like your idea of having a way to skip to day 1. So much so I have added a new button to the sidebar on the right which will take you there!
Thanks for a fantastic blog, I have nominated you for the ” Blog of the Year 2012 Award” You can read more about it here: http://ynnej1976.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/the-recognition-of-other-bloggers-passing-it-on/
Wow! Thank you so much. I really appreciate it lots. How was your India trip? Looks like we went to some of the same places. I will get around to going through all my pictures and processing some time…. in the next year or so
I am looking forward to that Will it be a one picture per day concept again?
I’m not too sure yet. I might do it in an album format – one for each place. I do quite like the one a day format though. I may do single pots for the most striking ones and then wider albums too
Thanks for stopping by, and leaving a “like”. I really enjoy your photos, especially with the monkeys.
I’ve seen some of them from some other photographer’s, and I have to admit that your’s are fantastic.
I hope to see you again, visiting my site and leaving your thoughts.
Thanks Dave! I really appreciate it. The lake photos are some real gems! – the light, composure and mist. Where abouts was that?
Hey once again.
Thank you for your kind words. The photographs where taken at Żywieckie lake, Poland, early in the morning.
Here is direct link to this place. http://goo.gl/maps/nkxMF
And to another photos from there. http://wp.me/p3pn2e-t
Have a great day.
Congrats! I have nominated your blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Dear kitty nominated me and here’s the site for more info.
and photoshop – very difficult to use for me …
Thanks I recommend a website called http://lightroomkillertips.com. Lots of great videos on how to use Lightroom and Photoshop!
Glad I found you. So interesting!
Thank you so much I love your idea for your blog!
It’s always exciting to see some other perspective of Japan. Great Blog.
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