FILM DIARIES// 大阪市 Osaka 2016

1/18/2017 08:17:00 AM

I know I just posted about 2017 and moving forward, but I have been visiting and revisiting this amazing trip that I took to Japan at the end of 2016 and I can't help but share these photos. I think I'm really starting to get the hang of film and by far I am the most proud of the photos that I took while exploring this beautiful country.

The view from our hostel in Osaka
We were in Osaka, Kyoto, and Nara for a total of one week, and it definitely wasn't enough time. I am still dreaming of the food and the sights and the Japanese aesthetic and I miss it with all of my being. I cannot wait until the next time that I am back. I've decided to split the Japan photos into two parts since there's just too much goodness that I'd rather not overwhelm you with.

 A man refills a vending machine 

Quiet ride on the subway

 Admiring the fish at the Osaka Aquarium

 The coast at sunset

A standing bar located at the Namba Walk 

A local bar  we stumbled upon in the wee hours of the morning

Riding the train back to the airport
Between randomly pointing at the Japanese characters on menus from restaurants that we'd take a chance on, and exploring the Osaka castle and the aquarium and what have you, I'd like to believe that we had a good balance of tourist attractions and straight up getting lost on this trip. The majority of the photos that I realized I cherish the most aren't the ones of the places that could be checked off our list (though they were wonderful in their own right) but rather the ones that are showcase the mundane everyday sights that we walk right by. Moments and sights that maybe we'd miss if we didn't see this part of the world with tourists' eyes. When I look back on these photos I really miss being in the moment and I like that I remember exactly how I felt when I was taking the photo. It brings me back in a way that I'm not sure any other place could. And I love it even more.

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