Hello Jiyugaoka – Photos of Tokyo

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Finally we moved into our new place yesterday.   Lots of unpacking to do but I am excited to start exploring a new part of Tokyo. I found a great place simply called ‘The Bake Shop’ just a few minute walk from our house.   Great coffee, food and atmosphere. I imagine I will be spending a lot of time here.

Today’s Configuration: FujiFilm x100.  Leica M9 with a Summilux 21mm f/1.4 and 21mm viewfinder.

今日のカメラ:私のライカM9をつかいます。レンズはSummilux 21mm f/1.4と21mm viewfinderをつかいました。 FujiFilmx100もつかいます。

The Bake Shop in Jiyugaoka

The Bake Shop in JiyugaokaThe Bake Shop in JiyugaokaThe Bake Shop in Jiyugaoka

I had The Egg Plate.   Hidden under the cheese is ratatouille.    I was first taken back that they didn’t serve butter with the bread but after eating the bread I realized it is so good that it wasn’t needed.

The Egg Plate at the Bake Shop in JiyugaokaThe Bake Shop in Jiyugaoka

I swung buy the post office to drop another shipment of Shoot Tokyo T-Shirts in the mail…

Meguro Post Office

After a long day of packing and unpacking I decided to head out with my M9 and 21mm lens for a walk to see what Jiyugaoka has to offer…

Jiyugaoka, Tokyo, JapanJiyugaoka, Tokyo, Japan

Another coffee shop within a 3 minute walk…I’ll have plenty of fuel.

Starbucks in Jiyugaoka, Tokyo, Japan

Much more lively than Nakameguro…

Ambulance in Jiyugaoka, Tokyo, Japan

Jiyugaoka is full of these little streets.  I imagine it will take me a while to learn all that Jiyugaoka has to offer…

Jiyugaoka, Tokyo, JapanJiyugaoka, Tokyo, Japan

Acid Panda Cafe…

Acid Panda in Jiyugaoka, Tokyo, JapanJiyugaoka, Tokyo, JapanJiyugaoka, Tokyo, Japan

Like I said’ lively’… I think I’ll enjoy my new home.

Jiyugaoka Station, Tokyo, Japan

Japanese Word of the Day: こんにちは – Hello

example:

こんにちは自由が丘

Hello Jiyugaoka

Thanks and see you tomorrow!

Dave Powell
Dave Powell is a photographer based in Tokyo, Japan who shoots with a Leica M9. He is the publisher of ShootTokyo, a friendly daily photography blog which he calls a "labor of love." You can follow him on Twitter @ShootTokyo and visit his photo blog site at http://www. shoottokyo.com.
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