Ichikawa Otsune and
Sawaya Juri as Donna Elvira and Donna Anna during the dress rehearsal for Don Giovanni.
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From Impressions of Tokyo
A Shinkansen "Bullet" superexpress train heads off to Osaka from Shinegawa Station.
Florence Garel and Ania Safonova during Don Giovanni sound check in Osaka.
Bags of stuff in shop display - Osaka
Shop assistant in one of the millions of shops below Osaka Station.
Cheerful girls tackling gigantic bowls of noodle soup. Osaka Railway Station.
Some of these people are probably trombonists.
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A night view from halfway up the Tokyo Tower, looking southwards. Windows a bit smeary...
Old man on the Yamanote Line.
Highly staged pedestrian dances. Shibuya.
Tony Pappano practising on the stage at NHK
Lion's day out in Ueno Park.
Ginger alley cat with air-conditioning unit.
Baseball game in Ueno Park.
Magician with glass ball and a sceptical audience. Ueno Park.
Masked woman on a Yamanote Line train.
Indian Restaurant at lunchtime - Shinegawa Station.
Konstantin Boyarsky and Andrew Stowell backstage at at NHK Theatre, Tokyo.
The viola section at dinner.
On-the-fly baptism during supper by the evangelical preacher, Martin Field, of the Unitarian Church of Our Lady of Tourette.
Outside Shinegawa Station at dusk.
I've absolutely no idea why this lady with the sore leg was performing Raqs sharqi there in the car park.
Swept through Shinegawa Station by the throng of commuters, I turn, raise my arm as high as I can reach, try to hold my little camera steady while walking backwards and ...click.
The Haneda Airport link monorail train.
Fantastic monorail train snaking through a residential area high above a canal and footpath.
Martin Field of the Royal Opera House orchestra dances down a Shibuya sidewalk after playing Don Giovanni at NHK.
Unicyclist and Bicyclist caught in the headlights.
Nightime view of the Rainbow Bridge and the big roundabout at its western end.
The Haneda ariport shuttle monorail hurtles along above roads, parks and shops and past thousands of bedroom windows.
A long wait for the green man.
A taxi garage underneath one of Tokyo's millions of raised roadways.
Heavy rain and zebra crossings.
Belting rain, brollies and pink wellies - at Shibuya.
Heavy rain at Shibuya
Heavy rain at dusk next to Ueno Station.
"I'm on the train!"
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From Mike Kidd portraits
A delicately hand-tinted photograph with pale blue highlights and sepia shadows.
sepia with blue highlights
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From Walking With My Brother