After retrieving our luggage at Narita Airport (not far from Tokyo)we felt a little peckish. The display of various sushi, tempura, soba and udon dishes caught our eye.These are all made from various coloured plastic and resin and look so real and fresh. The place looked squeaky clean. We enjoyed our first meal(of real food) in Japan and inaugurated our trip with a small bottle (or two)of warm sake. The lady serving our meal was most friendly, chirpy and very neat. I asked her for a photo and she was both pleased and a little embarrassed that I found her photogenic.
I wanted to start my travelogue with this shot as the woman's smile was the first of countless smiles and warm salutations that I received from the Japanese individuals that I met.
To see our first meal on Japanese soil, see Workshop.
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BennyV (17648) 2009-11-27 5:36
What a welcoming smile to kick off the travelogue. This is a great appetizer shot! I'm looking forward to more.
Adrian_S (1179) 2009-11-27 7:07
At virst, even withought giving attention to the subject, I was attracted by the beautiful colors. Everything looks warm and fuzzy :p I guess that's also part of the marketing ideas of the commercial centre. But the subject is nice aswell. It gives a good idea about japanese culture.
All the best
alftrek (3270) 2009-11-27 8:13
Good to see you back. A fine quality shot at ISO500 surprised that there is hardly any noise, and your hands are very steady to get this level of sharpness at 1/30 sec. A good one to start this series as this is unmistakeably Japanese, the smiling girl and the colourful food tell it all.
Buin (42466) 2009-11-27 8:21
Yes - a really wonderful welcome, and a very inviting and appetizing showcase. But, raw fish - no, thank you ;-)) Nevertheless, it really looks inviting. Everyone to his taste!
Greetings from a stormy and wet Germany!
smarcell (19965) 2009-11-27 8:31
This picture in my mind is very well describing the japanese world, althought I have never been in japan.
The smile of the young lady is what I might expect from a shop seller in Japan.
Very nice work
worldcitizen (8808) 2009-11-27 8:31
Your photo reminds me of my first trip to Japan many years ago. The people were so welcoming, and I enjoyed seeing all of the food displays in the shop windows. I like your presentation of this friendly woman, and the "menu" in the window. I hope to return to Japan one day...
rigoletto (34279) 2009-11-27 11:18
mmmmh, i love sushi and even though they are plastic, i could eat them in a single gulp :)
the charming lady indeed looks both pleased and embarrassed.
all the best,
Dashab (2564) 2009-11-27 12:55
A very nice start of a series, indeed!
Excellent colours and great light management, great sharpness. I very much like the diagonal composition of your shot and the off-centre placement of the lady. The food looks delicious, although it's plastic. The lady's smile is definitely not plastic and makes the picture look very welcoming.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend!
Didi (60588) 2009-11-27 15:03
Intéressante entrée en matière sur le Japon, bonne idée de ne pas avoir utilisé le flash.
Pour la nourriture j'aime bien les Sushis, il y a un restaurant Japonais à Orléans et on est bien reçus.
westcoastgirl1 (666) 2009-11-27 18:42
Aren't the Japanese so friendly and reserved? I loved my time that I spent there. It takes awhile to get used to the food but once you do it's so delicious.
Thanks for sharing,
kschanna (6) 2009-11-28 4:42
Kako si Klaudio and dobrodosli
Great start to your Japanese odyssey, colorful exquisite and very tempting. We've missed your contributions.
Thanks for sharing and looking forward to more colorful picture from Japan.
Thanks for sharing
delpeoples (58572) 2009-11-28 6:19
Caro Klaudio, bentornato! Glad you arrived home safe n sounds and good to see you've had fun (and eaten your way around Japan). I love travelogues starting at an airport and also like to see the food accompanying each photo, your WS is great (though am surprised that the sake was small size only ;) The image is really sharp, you managed the available light really well and your subject is adorable. TFS and have a happy weekend, Lisa
Dyerco (10185) 2009-11-28 19:40
Nicely composed with the lady to the left of center. A nice use of the diagonal line that leads the eye from the wares to the shopkeeper. Everyting looks so neat and tidy and it makes for a great shot.
macondo (19624) 2009-11-28 21:28
The angle of the window, the colour and shapes of the food items, and the warm welcoming smile, do make this seem more than merely the entrance to a modest restaurant. This kind of airport welcome must predispose one very favourably to the country one has just arrived in. Terrific exposure at ISO 500, making the most of the available light.
ahmet54 (3211) 2009-11-29 8:53
it seems you are travelling a lot. The pictures you bring home are really superb. This photo of food and the friendly shopkeeper is my kind of picture. Waiting for some more of you Japan pics,
- Copyright: Klaudio Branko Dadich (daddo) (26874)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-10-27
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Konica-Minolta Dynax 5D, Konica Minolta AF DT 18-70
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Unforgetable Japan
- Date Submitted: 2009-11-27 5:06
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