Indian Creek Distillery

Haven’t posted anything in quite a while… been travelling quite a bit but have not had time to put anything together. Most recently, on one of my travels to Ohio, I’ve had a chance to visit a whiskey distillery. Its not just any distillery but a Rye distillery that crafted whiskey in small batches by […]

Zoo Trip- Photos from a 4 Year old

I took my 4 year old to the local zoo today and midway through the visit she asked for my phone to take pictures. Here’s some of the photos that she took during our trip. It was interesting to learn what she found fascinating and her perspective of the world through her lens.

Narita Gion Festival

The Narita Gion Festival is a summer festival that has been going on for over 300 years. They have one of Naritasan Shinshoji’s portable shrines (omikoshi), along with 10 other different floats parade down the Omotesando Road. It lasts for three days and is on from July 5-7, 2013 so come check it out! This […]

Chicago Part 2

This is the rest of the beautiful city. Did a little “Drive by shooting” as I didn’t have much time left for the day.      


I’ve been flying through O’Hare airport a number of times over the years but have not had the chance to visit the beautiful city of Chicago. On my most recent trip I’ve had the opportunity to spend a day around the city. Special thanks to 2 of my wonderful colleagues who took the day to […]

Google + Trey Ratcliff

Managed to attend a talk today by Trey Ratcliff hosted by Google Japan. He shared with us on what is influences are and how things that had happened to him early in his life impacted the way that he lives, thinks and his philosophy in life. He also showed us an abbreviated flow of how […]

Sakura (お花見)

I’m sure by now you must have come across 100s of posts online of Sakura. They bloom only once a year in the beginning of spring for one week. This is my contribution to the pile. They will probably be gone by this weekend is my guess. Thank you for visiting and don’t forget to […]

Last One for This Season

As the weather starts to warm and Sakura starts to bloom, it is time to hang up my snowboard and wait for the next season of powder. I made one last trip to Tanbara Ski Park ( and didn’t expect much as it didn’t appear to be much from the homepage but I was pleasantly […]

お宿ふるや@赤倉温泉 (Oyado Furuya@Akakura Onsen)

There are a couple of things that I’m into besides photography such as cars and snowboarding. I usually make an annual trip to Akakura Onsen (赤倉温泉) to snowboard and have stayed at various hotels in the area. This year I have made 2 trips there this season and it was the first time for me to […]

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