Here are a few to christen this year's photo thread. The first was the initial spread while waiting for another family, the second and third add some sashimi and ikura. I missed an added dish that came out mid-way, some roast pork. Nothing there came directly from a store. The wasabi and ginger are fresh ground. Crabs were cheaper than expected the other day, so some extra of that.
Went to lunch today with wife, sis-in-law and her husband, two of their kids, and my mother-in-law. She just turned 88, and it was her birthday celebration. I'll skip the family shots, but on the way out of the restaurant I snapped a couple of their garden:
The wife splurged a little for dinner last night. After grilling, we ate two, and I had the third today for lunch. I think she said these were ¥2000 each..., but some of the largest/plumpest nodoguro ever:
I've been exploring something I'd call "entryways", usually with some flowers.
I'm not really sure what I'm looking for with these. At first I thought it might be "situated flowers" or "flowers in situ".
Now, I think I'm looking for something typical but unique. Something that shows a Japan-ness, and that does so without resorting to festivals, temples, tourist sites, etc. Typical in that it shows classic Japan, unique in that it might be a good version of that classical image.
This album is just basic snaps--no editing, cropping, or color correction done yet. Straight from the camera, tho I do look at all of these with all kinds of editing in mind.