I've been living in Yokohama for already 2 years! Next winter will be my third here. So today I propose you a short tour of my neighbourhood through pictures I took with my mobile phone along these 2 years. So don't expect great shots...

Matsuri-Kamaya Cho-Yokohama

Let's start with the local mini-matsuri (festival).

Matsuri-Kamaya Cho-Yokohama

People pulling the ropes to carry the mikoshi and chanting at the same time.

Matsuri-Kamaya Cho-Yokohama

Yes it's not like the great festival of Gyon in Kyoto but it's nice to see that tradition perdure even at a small scale.

Matsuri-Kamaya Cho-Yokohama

Talking about winter, it reminds me the last one, we even had snow.

winter in Yokohama

winter in Yokohama

These shots were taken from my appartment.

I recently learnt the story behind these puppets :

Teru Teru Bozu

We call them Teru Teru Bozu.

Teru Teru Bozu

They are supposed to protect from the rain. This house was surrounded by them... Almost scary!

End of summer, one more festival near the primary school.

matsuri yokohama

Dance, music, drinks, food, kids running everywhere: "Kermesse" (french) spirit.

matsuri yokohama

matsuri yokohama

[These shots come from my cousin compact digicame]

More shots from my appartment, just recently during a nice autumn day.

kamayacho yokohama

kamayacho yokohama

It's like a jungle for the cats who roam around here.

kamayacho yokohama

Noone is living in this house at least for the past 2 years. I guess one day it will be simply destroyed!

Same tree during spring, beautiful red leaves :

kamayacho yokohama

And to finish with, just 50m from home, my official lunch provider for many saturdays :

obento - kamayacho - yokohama

Atatakai O bento : warm lunch box. Very cheap and good!

My brother and my cousin can attest it!

That's all for now, I think I will do a photowalk this week-end with my Canonet to have better pictures from my place.

PS : All pictures are also on my flickr

Posted on : by My neighbourhood - Yokohama - Kamaya Cho

Tags : yokohama matsuri Photography

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By Psyklon At 2011-02-21 02:25:31
from Mexico, my bed XD. ,on breakfast

I hava a canon too. its a canonet 28. Really like your shoot.

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