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Podcast 332 : Sakura Photo Walk Report – Tokyo 2012

Kind of following on from last week's Podcast, on my recent visit to the Tsukiji Fish Market, I'm going to step back a few days to the Saturday before that, April 7, when I joined the Sakura Photo Walk in Shinjuku, here in Tokyo. This was the first photo walk...

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Martin Bailey is a nature and wildlife photographer and educator based in Tokyo. He's a pioneering Podcaster and blogger, and an X-Rite Coloratti member.
  • Paul Henman
    Posted at 10:35h, 25 April Reply

    I’m surprised this was your first photo walk but I’m glad it went well; if you ever find yourself in Toronto you should check out the Toronto Photo Walks group that I organise – we’re out exploring the city every other weekend!

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 16:14h, 25 April Reply

      Hi Paul,

      Yes, it was my first. I’d not really been looking out for them though. I think something has clicked in me, grabbing my interest in this sort of work more than before.

      I certainly will let you know when I’m in Toronto. It would be great to shoot with you.


  • Tony
    Posted at 16:39h, 05 May Reply

    My wife and I went to Shinjuku Gyoen park while on a mini-vacation from Northern Japan and noticed that they were checking bags also. First time I’ve seen that happen. Guess people are starting to get rowdy during Sakura-time. BUT, we had a great time and I got a lot of good photos that day. We’re just getting through the blossoms up here and it’s been about a week and they’ve started falling already. Guess it’s time to get things ready for the gorge near Towada. Enjoy your photos. Hope you enjoy mine.

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 18:41h, 05 May Reply

      Hi Tony,

      It might be more about people throwing up, and leaving more mess than getting rowdy, though that may have been part of it. I remember going in there some 11 years ago at Hanami time, and the place was covered in trash bags. It must have been a nightmare to clean up.

      Have a nice time at Oirase! I love that place.

      Great shots on Facebook too! Thanks for sharing.


  • Eric Seaholm
    Posted at 22:40h, 01 October Reply

    I just found this for some reason, and am humbled by your mention of me. Thank you so much for your wonderful words, Martin.

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 16:09h, 03 October Reply

      You’re very welcome Eric! Nice to hear from you. 🙂

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