It is amazing how a little light or a lack of light can really change one’s perspective on things. I really feel that way about photography.
After many years of living in Japan, I still love taking pictures of just about anything. I certainly maintain a certain child-like fascination with the little things in life and love to take pictures of them. Bugs, leaves on the ground, corner roofing tiles on a small shrine or an izakaya at night. I love to capture these images and share them.
It is really clear to see that when you photograph Japan at night it not only has a different look but clearly a different feeling as well. I love taking pictures of everyday things at night. It would seem that a lot of other people out there feel the same way as well. My night shots of Japan consistently get more likes on Instagram and a lot more traction on Twitter and Facebook. Simply put, people like those photos more than other ones I take.
In this post, I want to share some Japan at night shots I have taken over the years.
Kevin O’Shea is the host of the Just Japan Podcast. He is also the guy behind JustJapanStuff.com. Kevin is a Canadian educator who lives in Beijing, China with his family. Kevin called Kobe, Japan home for 10 years.
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