the pacific ocean

The Olympus Pen Goes to the Beach, Okitsu

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

I finally finished the roll of half frame pictures from my Olympus Pen camera.  This time the Pen came with me to the beach is Okitsu, Chiba Japan.  The lovely little pics to warm up my love of analog.  All things considered this little camera, is a great companion.  We both had a great time at the beach.

Sunning Yakuza

Shelling

Bicycle Down

Seaside Shelter

Okitsu Canal

Okitsu, Low Tide

Village Side in Katsuura

Monday, July 12th, 2010

The little town that was adjacent to the beach was full of all my favorite things.  Door that are falling off their hinges, window just waiting to be framed, and all and all buildings showing their age.  The town was small and full of surprises.  I only really got to see just a taste of the town.  I would love to go back and explore some more.

Catch of the Day

Inside and Outside

Flying Fish Wall

Complicated Beach Storage

Can't Come In

Overcast in Katsuura Beach

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

I was fortunate to head out of Tokyo on Sunday and out to the Pacific side of Chiba.  Beaches and little seaside villages line to coast, as sun bathers, surfers, and families head down to the cooling Pacific waters.  Luckily the day was a bit overcast which kept the overall temperatures down.

In typical Japanese fashion the beaches were not that clean, and were rather rocky.  The rockiness always reminds me of Japan’s twin on the other side of the Pacific, California.  Both have been battered by strong waves and the land has been shaped by even stronger earthquakes.

This first group represent the coast.  The point where the land melts into the sea.

More to come from the little seaside towns later.

Rocky Seaside

One Fisherman, Two Fishermen

Purple Rope in a Wavebreaker Landscape

Where Rock Meets the Pacific

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