The Restaurant in Tokyo that Inspired that crazy scene from Kill Bill

(orig size is cool too!)


When I was in Tokyo, I had a great time out with Altus! He stayed with me here in Austin, and we were able to meet up for a fun time of photography out in Tokyo. That's one of the BEST things about having a blog, I must say! It gives me the chance to meet all kinds of nice people like YOU that extend gracious invitations for photography!


After dark, Altus took me to this cool restaurant. The manager was very nice and let us sit where we wanted and then a carte-blanche for taking photos. He asked if I would send him photos and if I charge... and I told him no... I do this stuff for fun! So, we have a smart and well-movied community here - who can tell me the name of this restaurant?


Peachpit definitely has the sample from my book up on their website now. Just click on "Sample Content" and you'll be in good shape. There are some very good tips just in that 20 pages! :)


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  • ¡TK! 6y

    fantastic perspective. great processing, with minimal noise (don't know how you did it).. and the original becomes a painting. you never cease to amaze.
  • SteveClick-Photography 6y

    Sono L'Amministratore di un Gruppo chiamato: Solo foto di alta qualita'.
    I am The Administrator of a group called:Only high quality photos.
    Sardegna by SteveClick-Photography

    Complimenti la tua foto e' bellissima!!!
    This shot is wonderful!!!

    Sei invitato a posarla su:
    Solo foto di alta qualita'
    You are invited to place it on:
    Only high quality photos.
  • Moreno Barros 6y

    talk about Spirited Away inspiration too
  • StephenZacharias 6y

    Deinitely one to look at Original size.
  • Carl Van Rooy 6y

    O-Ren Ishii: You didn't think it was gonna be that easy, did you?
    The Bride: You know, for a second there, yeah, I kinda did.
    O-Ren Ishii: Silly rabbit.
    The Bride: Trix are...
    O-Ren Ishii: ...for kids.
  • John Maffei 6y

    That is an amazing shot! I had no idea that it was based on a real place. Really fun to see it!!
  • ash2276 6y

    Excellent work! Love the warmth.
  • Craig 6y

    Fantastic details and tone!
  • Akash Banerjee 6y

    amazing pic and great background too!!!!! never would have imagined that scene from kill bill was inspired from a real life eating place !
  • E.Amartuvshin 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called = World Through My Lens =, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Foto Mark 6y

    I think this is Gonpachi in the Shibuya district. It's on an upper floor of an office building. Great atmosphere and the prices (a few years ago) weren't that bad.
  • miningcamper 6y

    Whoever designed the steakhouse just north of Brattleboro, VT must have been inspired by this beautiful place (deja vu!).
  • miningcamper 6y

    Just took another look and noticed all the shoes neatly lined up by the balcony booths!
  • C.D. Photography 5y

    the restaurant looks like Gonpachi in Tokyo am I right? great shot of it
  • Tzitzitlin 5y

    Increible imagen, el lugar literalmente de pelicula pero tu foto lo hace una belleza aun mas sorprendente. Que ganas de estar ahi.
  • shutterBRI 5y

    I've been cool
  • 54WilliamGJusto54 (weather enthusiast) 4y

    great shot! great HDR!
  • cristina13c 4y

    I was dreaming my moment away!
    Thank you so much for sharing!

     award code by Adriënne, on Flickr
  • Rita :) 3y

  • James Neal 2y

    Good image view, would like to see straight out of camera.
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