Last year I briefly visited Okinawa, Japan, for a friends wedding. Okinawa is one of a string of islands stretching between the southern most Japanese island of Kyushu and Taiwan. This was my second visit to Japan, the first some time ago was prompted by my love of Japanese gardens. I admire the Japanese for their rich sophisticated culture, their cohesion, and mutual respect.
The top photograph is one of a series taken at the fantastic Churaumi Aquarium which is midway between the main city of Naha and the wedding resort at Okuma Beach. The main aquarium is huge with a number of whale sharks cruising amongst giant Manta Rays and other fish. The second photograph was taken at night in the main street of Naha. In Taiwan and Okinawa, many young people were interacting with flipped out cell phones, I guess Wi-Fi is widely availabe to the public. I travelled simply, – a Canon 5D2 with a single Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f2.0 lens : : peter