So the day has finally arrived. For those that have known me for sometime, you can likely attest to my fascination with Asian culture, most specifically Japanese. To the surprise of many I know enough Japanese to get by but I have never taken a trip out to Japan. That's finally changing today.
This particular trip is a culmination of many different elements and goals. There are many friends that I have come to known who have come here to study English and eventually make their way back home. Some of them I haven't seen in many years and I've been long over due to go visit them. I was originally supposed to go in October but a few twists and turns in life made me offset the trip all the way until Feburary. Half way into the month and after finding the time to edit some of my work from the trip to Poland I got a strong urge to just grab my camera, buy a ticket and set off to somewhere to write a photo story. My original aim was to return to Poland as I was invited to my cousins wedding but after some though I decided it was due time I made this trip happen.
So here I am, a camera bag full of gear, a ticket to Tokyo and some great friends a long the way.
This is of course a blog that is more regularly dedicated to my opinions on photography but in this case it will serve for a record of my journey, both in writing and in photos.
Now I'm sitting in Vancouver International Airport and as it stands the reality that I'm finally going there hasn't set in. Perhaps that I'll quickly change once the wheels leave the ground.