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David La Spina
Works at JapanDave.com
Attended Ball State University
Lives in Okazaki, Japan
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At the Shrine Under the Clouds
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Asleep with Anpanman

Now here is a great example of The Best Camera Is The One You Have With You. My son just fell asleep. My good camera was downstairs in a far room. All I had was my iPhone 5. It was dark and I didn't want to turn on the light and risk waking him. So I pulled out my iPhone 5 and used it. Of course I quickly ran and got my better camera, but—as I had feared—he turned while I was gone and the photo chance was gone. 

The quality is terrible. Terrible or not, the iPhone was absolutely the best camera in the world at that moment. I love this photo for showing such a wonderful moment.

Day 4/365 of my #365project  

(I'm picking and choosing what I share here from my 365project. Be sure to follow me on Flickr if you want to see them all. Search for JapanDave)
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Enjoying a haiku book on a winter day.

Pictured:
wintry sky–
like a peony
one's tongue
—Tomizawa Kakio

Day 2/365 for my 2015 #365project  


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Waiting for A Wish 

Hatsumōde, the first shrine visit of the year, is always very busy

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#hatsumode #Hipstamatic #Japan
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Memories of the Autumn Colors 


Autumn Leaves at Korankei Valley, near Toyota City, considered one of the best places in Japan to see the autumn colors.

It's much busier than it looks. Notice the busy bridge at the far end of the valley. 

I like the guy on the east bank taking a photo. 


#BeautifulJapan   #AutumnColors   #Korankei  
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Sakura River // There might be some water under there somewhere // #BeautifulJapan #CherryBlossoms
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The burning leaves of Korankei

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The cherry blossoms are one of the best things in Japan. And night viewings make them even better! 
About night cherry blossoms, with the photo of the day featuring them.
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Hatsumōde (the first shrine visit of the year) is always very busy

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My son and 2 of his cousins enjoying the toy train at the local kid's museum. They watched for at least an hour and kept running back when we tried to pull them to other areas. 

Day 1/365 of my 2015 #365project
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Reality can sometimes be confusing
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Secret Garden in Autumn

Mt Fuji, Tokyo Tower, the Daibutsu, etc, there are a great many places in Japan. I enjoy them all, but the places that call to me the most are the more quiet, less touristy spots, where I can enjoy the natural beauty of the country without so much noise. This is one such place. Hidden away in plain sight, you can find the best places. 

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Photographer, life explorer
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photography, computers, I can hold my breath for ten minutes! (note on last one: Not really. note: If you find that funny, you are a geek and we can be friends)
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  • JapanDave.com
    Owner, 2008 - present
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Okazaki, Japan
Previously
Muncie, Indiana - Earth
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An American photographer in Japan. Hi.
Introduction
I'm an American photographer based in Okazaki Japan. I love coffee, beer, philosophy, history (especially Japanese history), and shooting photos. 

Nice to meet you. 

I was trained to be a Computer Scientist before deciding computers scare me (but the money was nice) and fleeing for other things. I enjoy doing origami and consider myself an amateur origami expert.
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I get paid to make beautiful photos. What could be better? Hmm.. don't answer that.
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  • Ball State University
    Computer Science
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