two bare lightbulbs

Photogaphy 101 – edge and double

Themes 3 and 4 from the final week of Photography 101 are edge and double. The goal with “edge” was to get a perfectly straight line. Double’s optional idea was to rotate the image for a different perspective. Edge A gift shop in a busy bullet train station was the first place I fell in love… with shinkansen…

Mount Fuji from the shinkansen

Shinkansen (bullet train): more fabulous features

Four fun features of travelling by shinkansen (bullet train) were featured in Part 1. This post adds five more fabulous qualities. Reserved or unreserved? If you have a Japan Rail Pass, reserved seats are included but you still have to book them. Some trains, like the JR East Komachi, only have reserved seats. Getting a reserved seat means a…

discount ticket centre sign

Discount shinkansen (bullet train) tickets

Updated May 2014 I met Hitoshi, my hubby, while I was living in Akita. Hitoshi lived in Tokyo. These two cities are far apart. In fact, the shinkansen (bullet train) takes about four hours. Flying takes about the same once you count the bus to the airport and the airport nonsense. I took the night bus…