Rain in the Pleasure Quarters

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    Nikon FE-2. Nikkor-S Auto f/2.8 35mm. Fuji Neopan 400.
    Dev Info: Neopan rated at 400, in D-76 1:1 solution for 9.5 min at 20C.
    Ishikawa-ken, Kanazawa. Summer 2007.
    Higashi Chaya Machi (East Tea-house District) is an old geisha area in Kanazawa that lies along narrow streets, along which patrons would sneak in and out of the "tea houses" to visit their geisha mistresses. Kanazawa was spared the US firebombings of WWII, and much of this district was left standing. Now little cafes occupy the shells of former geisha-houses, lining the narrow streets strolled by tourists foreign and domestic.

    june1777, Adam Schuetze, and 16 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Kevin C. Downs Photography 90 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Wisdom Cries Out in The Streets., and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    2. Kumasan 90 months ago | reply

      Thank you as always, mr downs.

    3. sakura love 90 months ago | reply

      the contrast is great.. I like the mood

    4. Kumasan 90 months ago | reply

      thank you, sakura :)

    5. karmark 90 months ago | reply

      Great. The wet reflection on the umbrella are great.

    6. Kumasan 90 months ago | reply

      thank you very much karmark. I happened to be in Japan during the rainy season, and saw a lot of that. You're right, those transparent wet umbrellas are very photogenic.

    7. Away for a while 90 months ago | reply

      Huddling from the rain, hurrying from the dark.

    8. Kumasan 90 months ago | reply

      thanks, paulocas, aren't we all

    9. brewskizzlr 90 months ago | reply

      the light is really great here!

    10. Kumasan 90 months ago | reply

      thank you very much

    11. Wil Pellegrino 89 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called the lives of others, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    12. chuck_pacific 89 months ago | reply

      fabulous BLACK and white :)

    13. Kumasan 89 months ago | reply

      hehe, gotta love ink

    14. * etoile [deleted] 78 months ago | reply

      well seen

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