A Rainy Monday in Tokyo

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I think I am going to have a lot of ‘rainy’ titles in my titles for the next few months.   Rainy Season in Tokyo is officially June 8th to July 20th but it seems to be coming a little early this year.   It rained Sunday, Monday and is forecasting to rain 8 out of the next 10 days.


Today’s Configuration: Leica M9 with a Noctilux 50mm f/0.95 with ND64 with a 1.4x magnifier.   I also shot my Canon 5DMKII with a 24-70 f/2.8.

今日のカメラ:私のライカM9をつかいます。レンズはNoctilux 50mm f/0.95とND64をつかいました。私のCanon5DMKIIもつかいました。レンズは24-70f/2.8をつかいました。

It wasn’t raining when I left for work so I decided to leave the car and take the train.  I will be driving to work through most of the rainy season so I need to get my shooting in when I can get it.   The shot below is taken with my Leica M9.


Dave's Audi S4

This evening when I got home I too another shot with my Canon 5D.   It is interesting to see the subtle yet distinctive signatures of each camera and lens.

Dave's Audi S4

Mobile Health Check Centers…   You can see these all over Tokyo parked in front of office buildings in the spring as everyone get’s their yearly health check.

Mobile Heath Check

Usually this seat is just full of sleeping or drunken salary men…

Reserved Train Seating


No Parties

Shibuya Station…


Yamanote Line

Yoyogi Station…


Yoyogi Station

I like Tully’s… I wish there were more of them in Tokyo…


Tully's Coffee

No bikes or motorcycles… submarines OK.

No Parking

Tokyo getting cloudy early…


Rainy Tokyo

By late afternoon it was pouring…


Rainy TokyoJapan saving electricity.Shinjuku StationShinjuku Station

Rainy Shibuya…


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I had to run a quick errand when I got home so I through my Canon 5D over my shoulder.   The one great thing about my 5D is I can be out shooting with my camera dripping wet and no issues.   I tried one of my favorite shots to do this time with my Canon.


Here is was the other day taken with my Leica M9.


Here are the shots side by side….Canon 5D @2.8 on the left and Leica M9 @0.95 on the right.


Rainy Nakameguro



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Japanese Word of the Day: つゆ tsuyu – rainy season



This year’s rainy season has started.

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