Osaka, Japan - A Triumph of Night Scape at Namba Parks Namba Parks is one of the leading Osaka's landmarks. It was built in 2003. Since Osaka has been developed as Japan's leading business city... #NambaParks#Osaka#cityscape
Maiko takes a serious daily practice of arts including dancing, singing and playing music. I visited a shrine to celebrate early Spring with my photographer friends where maiko shows her beauty and elegance by wearing a Japanese classic dress, kimono, and with gorgeous silver hair accessories, kanzashi. Kimono and kanzashi are handmade by craftsmen who have lived in Nishijin area for more than some hundred years. What a good start to celebrate ea...
Fukuoka, Japan - Feeling Sunset at Hakata City Fukuoka has a rich history and, at the same time, is one of the most developed modern cities in the south part of Japan. I have captured beauty of sunset moment, feeling and absorbing a mood of entire residential side of the city! When you visit Hakata, you will be stunned by their rich food culture. Since the Genkai nada sea is just close few hundread meter away, any sea food at any restaurants around certainly and absolutely entertain any visitors! #Fukuoka, #Hakata, #Japan, #cityscape, #sunset, #photograph, #travel
Kyoto, Japan - Blooming Plum with Maiko Maiko takes a serious daily practice of music, dance and tea to become a master of arts called geisha. Beauty of Japanese classic dress, kimono, is expressed by vertical lines. It is made by silk and is handmade in all the processes by craftsmen. The number of craftsmen is dramatically decreasing these days. We need to protect them and preserve beauty and elegance of kimono!! #kimono#maiko#kyoto#Japan
Nara, Japan - Beauty of Lanterns at Kasuga Taisha Shrine, UNESCO World Heritage Site
Kasuga Taisha Shrine locates in the central Nara Prefecture. The shrine was built in 768. It is one of the prestigious shrines in Japan, in terms of its history and beauty of architecture. The place is filled with uncontaminated air due to surrounded mature trees. Visitors can enjoy a sense of serenity by walk.
Only twice a year, 3,000 stone and iron lanterns have been illuminated by candle lights more than 800 years. I waited for a year to celebrate this moment. Unfortunately and very unfortunately a tripod is not allowed to use and so that I increased ISO. Nara is Japan's ancient capital before Kyoto. Its history, architecture and landscapes are deep and profound. I have discovered Nara!!!
Kasuga Taisha Shrine locates in the central Nara Prefecture. The shrine was built in 768. It is one of the prestigious shrines in Japan, in terms of its history and beauty of architecture. The place is filled with uncontaminated air due to surrounded mature trees. Visitors can enjoy a sense of serenity by walk. Only twice a year, 3,000 stone and iron lanterns have been illuminated by candle lights more than 800 years. I waited for a year to cele...
Kyoto based travel photographer/videographer, currently under a photo/video assignment and traveling throughout Japan!
My name is Akiko Morita. I am a highly experienced and trained travel photographer and videographer, providing photographs and videos to media and travel companies internationally.
I lived and worked in London last twelve years. I now split my time in Japan and outside. This unique life style brings me a rich cultural, historical and intellectual understanding of Asia, Europe and North America. I am able to create localised and yet insightful account beyond boundaries in my professional work.
1. Combined what I love the most, traveling and photography 2.Created a new lifestyle as a travel photographer/videographer!
University of London
Goldsmiths College, University of London
Freelance Travel Photographer and Videographer
Photography, Videography, Helicopter Shooting, Post Editing, Fluent in English and Japanese