Taku Kumabe Photography and Design (old)


Streets of Sapporo

A winter snow storm in Sapporo, Hokkaido gave way to exciting opportunities for photography—even for someone who doesn’t do a lot of street photography. As someone who loves landscapes and nature, street photography is a departure for me. However with…

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Hokkaido Minimalism

Evoking feelings of serenity, peacefulness, and tranquility within, minimalist photography has always been a passion of mine. It comes as no surprise that I was truly excited to be going to Hokkaido, Japan in the…

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Shiretoko Peninsula

The Shiretoko Peninsula—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—is known to be the southernmost point where ice pack flows from the northern hemisphere, making this a favourite destination for many photographers. The Shiretoko National Park encompasses a large…

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Notsuke Peninsula

A lesser-visited area in the east coast of Hokkaido proves to be one of the more eventful parts of our trip to Japan. Notsuke Peninsula is a small strip of land that juts out for…

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Unzipped Toronto

The Unzipped exhibit in Toronto is a unique opportunity to browse through projects from the architecture company Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), and those in collaboration with real estate development firm Westbank Corporation. It’s housed in…

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I see spots!

You see them everywhere: on the window, on your desk, and maybe even on your favourite coffee mug. You may never think twice about them but when it comes to photography, you’d better care a…

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Lunenburg

My previous post took you through the wonders of Peggy’s Cove in the early morning light. This post will take you through another must-see area of the Southern coastal area of Nova Scotia: Lunenburg. A…

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