All Dressed Up in Kinosaki
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Kinosaki -- Toyooka, Hyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/125 sec, f/3.5, ISO 2800 — map & image datanearby photos

I still have many pictures I want to share from our trip to the onsen at Kinosaki a couple of months ago. These pictures are from the evening (it was a one-night stay) after dressing in yukata to head out to an onsen for our evening bath.

Ready To Head Out for a Bath -- Kinosaki -- Toyooka, Hyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/125 sec, f/3.5, ISO 2800 — map & image datanearby photos
Ready To Head Out
for a Bath
Being Silly With Mommy
Ninja Play! ( this is one of my favorites ) -- Kinosaki -- Toyooka, Hyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 55 mm — 1/125 sec, f/5.6, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Ninja Play!
( this is one of my favorites )
Ninja Comedian?
after all is said and done, he is Still A Little Boy and in this shot was pretending to be a baby holding onto his George -- Kinosaki -- Toyooka, Hyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 58 mm — 1/125 sec, f/3.5, ISO 2500 — map & image datanearby photos
after all is said and done, he is
Still A Little Boy
and in this shot was pretending to be a baby holding onto his George
Waiting for Mommy and Daddy -- Kinosaki -- Toyooka, Hyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 45 mm — 1/125 sec, f/3.5, ISO 4500 — map & image datanearby photos
Waiting
for Mommy and Daddy
Photo Op on the way out to the bath -- Kinosaki -- Toyooka, Hyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 56 mm — 1/80 sec, f/3.5, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Photo Op
on the way out to the bath

Here's the onsen we went to, which was just a minute from our ryokan...

Onsen one of many in Kinosaki -- Toyooka, Hyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 45 mm — 1/125 sec, f/2.8, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Onsen
one of many in Kinosaki

All 4 comments so far, oldest first...

Its a weird thing to be homesick for a place that is not really your ‘home’ land. Your photos remind me of my family’s visits to Yumura Onsen (Google Maps: [35.554740, 134.487966] & [35.554902, 134.491367]).

However only people in Japan and Iceland (maybe Colorado?) can understand the incredible & humble richness of the Onsen. When I see your photos it reminds of that sulfur-y onsen smell, my first trip to Japan to meet my in-laws and cooking raw eggs/corn in a boiling stream.

When I got back from that 1st trip to Japan people here asked, “How did it go, with your wife’s father?” I told them, “Well, we took a bath together naked, in scalding hot volcano water. After you do that, there really is nothing to be nervous about.” -All the best.

— comment by Ron Evans on March 30th, 2009 at 8:07am JST (8 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Ah, one the things I do miss about Japan are Onsen!

— comment by Bob on March 30th, 2009 at 10:16pm JST (8 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Fantastic shots! I like the shots of your son in the the most. They look like photography studio shots. With a little more practice I hope to take shots like these.

Again, great work.

— comment by Earnest Barr on April 1st, 2009 at 9:10pm JST (8 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Great pictures! Unfortunately I haven’t been to Japan (yet). But your shots do increase my curiosity. Thanks for sharing. Btw, very nice Ninja action! 😉

— comment by Andreas Muelder on April 5th, 2009 at 12:43am JST (8 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink
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