The Toyo Bowl in Sandals

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This is the seventh part of my new series of Daily Haikyo Photos. See the first in the series for an explanation. This week’s theme is photos with me in them. This is one of my favorites- somewhere I’d love to have taken a model. Unfortunately it’s (I think) demolished now. The atmosphere was awesome, eerie, calm, and very ruined. I’m wearing sandals in this shot and probably regretting it, since the floor is studded with nails, presumably once in place to keep the alley slats held in place. I almost stepped on one a few times- probably it would …

Blinded by the Light in Negishi

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This is the sixth part of my new series of Daily Haikyo Photos. See the first in the series for an explanation. This week’s theme is photos with me in them. With this shot you get double your value- two Mikes at once. It was probably taken around 2am in the morning, after we had spent hours dithering outside the Negishi Grandstand waiting for the nearby base to fall silent and dark. Inside it was pitch black- all the windows were thoroughly blocked up, so that explains other Mike’s extreme shock at the brightness of my camera’s flash. Probably he’s …

Car-capering at Sports World

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This is an oldie but a goodie. Who could resist standing on a ruined car? In this instance I stood on them all, especially enjoying being atop the upside down one. The only other chance you might have to do this is in some kind of riot. Much better to have the calm of Sports World to enjoy it in.

Representing the Wildcats in Saurabol

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This was a great location for shooting, one we found totally by accident while staying at in the Chongmun resort zone on Jeju Island, South Korea. It was totally overgrown, with some kind of grouse lurking in the bushes. One of them burst out of the undergrowth at my feet- unfortunately I couldn’t catch it on camera. I have another shot of me leaping in this same spot, but perhaps that’s a bit frivolous (for the first week of this daily photo-posting, at least 😉 ). You can see more on Saurabol here. See more Japanese ruins (haikyo) in the …

Looking out of Sun Hills

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This is the second part of my new series of Daily Haikyo Photos. See the first in the series for an explanation. This week’s theme is photos with me in them. This is another shot taken by Su Young, this time in the Sun Hills car park. We headed out to Sagamiko Lake in Kanagawa hoping to find the ruined hotel still standing. What I’d been able to research on the Internet suggested it would be very smashed-up, dilapidated, and cool. What we found was the place it had been, and the car park it had used. Lots of sheer …

Surveying Ashiodozan

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I’ve got 1000’s of haikyo photos I’ve never used. Occasionally I dip into them to put together a combo post, but for the most part they lie fallow; maybe because I’m in them, or other people are, or they’re not quite as striking as other shots in the set. Still, I think they’re informative, interesting, and I want to use them. Here’s my idea- I post one (usually new) photo a day, for as long as I have good photos left to post. Each week there’s a theme that pulls that set together. It could be that they’re all photos …