It seems logical to begin this photo blog with a post highlighting Sendai, the city where I’ve been living for close to four years. This will be the first of many, as my Sendai collection in Lightroom has now climbed into the thousands. This city of around one million people is large enough that there’s many things to do, but not nearly as crowded or intense as the big cities.
Below are twenty photos of Sendai at night:
Mountains to the north…
…and the west.
The arsenal of public and personal transportation wait out a red light.
A man sits outside a BBQ restaurant on a wet night.
This side street is known as ‘Sendai Asakusa’, which is named after a famous district of Tokyo. The name is seemingly unbefitting as it has very little similarity.
I wouldn’t mind a cool little car like this, but could have some issues getting in and out.
Paper lanterns floating in the pond at Nanakita Park.
I tried a new zooming technique while shooting fireworks, but still need some more practice.
The rain begins to fall and taxi drivers are on the hunt for the next job.
The Sendai Mediatheque. I really need to spend some time taking photos of this place, which is one of the most interesting buildings in the city.
In December, the city lights up Jozenji-dori (street), which is one of the main east-west roads in the city centre. Huge trees line the centre of this street and it makes for a great source of photos. It’s also where many jazz acts play during the Jozenji Street Jazz Festival.