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Postby stevesayskanpai » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:24 am

I went back for a 2-week visit to Japan, and took a few shots I'm quite pleased with if anyone is interested.

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Most though were personal pics and pictures of hitch-hiking and couchsurfing, both of which were very fun and recommendable activities!
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Postby podgeorge » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:02 am

Cool! I like the 'Shinjuku Kabuki Cho' one alot!
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Postby popo » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:29 am

I never understood the "free hugs" thing but I wouldn't say no to them :p Better than the ones around here at least... but I have to say that shot made me think. What the the motivation behind it all? Deliberately seeking attention yet in that shot it looks like they were trying not to be there at the same time (camera shy?).
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Postby stevesayskanpai » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:34 am

True...its become a bigger and bigger fad in Japan. In Shibuya there was a large group giving out free hugs, and they were far more enthusiastic.

The photo there was taken in Harajuku though- an odd mix of cosplayers branching out into free hugging!
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Postby Bob Andersson » Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:51 am

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Hmm. I was given a free hug once in Rio. When I examined the contents of my pockets afterwards it turned out the hug wasn't so free after all. :oops:

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Postby pgtips » Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:35 pm

I like the shot "Joy - Hooker Hill, Itaewon, Seoul". I think it could have been better if it was even more underexposed, so that the buildings were nothing more than black shapes providing negative space and framing the sky.
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Postby stan » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:07 am

Well, the free hugs started to lighten up the day in the city where people wake up feeling dull and boring when they go to work and now it catch up and become normal. There was a high five campaign that does the same thing. I think it's pretty cool and cheer up people that need some 'love':)
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Postby Adi Zulhusni MarkII » Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:13 pm

popo wrote:I never understood the "free hugs" thing but I wouldn't say no to them :p .


Argghh!! Did I miss this? No way I wouldn't do that to them ( Some people might though that I'm having Sexual Harassment to them IF I hug with them :shock: :evil: ) Oh anyway lucky you some shots of Harajuku girls :lol:
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