Friday, December 7, 2012

Street Things -Fashionistas-


She was so cute on the street. Look at her beanie! In addition, she's an architect. That's cool, isn't it?

I'm taking photos on the street. Almost everyday. If you find me on the street, please say Hi to me! I'll ask you "Hey! You look fabulous! May I take a picture?" You have to accept it!
Please visit more photos here: TWELV MAGAZINE

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Hippie Scene from 79 Parts

I'm joining a film directed by Ari Taub as a stills photographer. The shooting is so much fun every time! We can meet a lot of unique people, find interesting locations and make wonderful scenes. I got an opportunity that I could join his team was thrown by an Irish cool actor Aidan Redmond. I really feel thankful Aidan, Ari and his team. Well, sometime the call time is extremely early morning though I love to work with them. The shooting is going to run more. I'm excited. Thank you team 79 Parts!

79 Parts film by Ari Taub

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hill Cafe Brooklyn

Pork Chop


I went to Hill Cafe in Brooklyn to take photos of new plates. They added some veggie food, burgers and cocktails. The chef, his name is Sammy is a nice laid back guy who loves Brooklyn. His plates are cute. When you hang out around Clinton-Washington, try to stop by there.

Hill Cafe :

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Furry white something comes out from a shoulder bag.

The poor dog! but adorable... What was the dog feeling then? Was it uncomfortable or comfortable? If I've been it, I probably felt uncomfortable because it's kind of airsick. Yack! It's dancing in her hanging bag.

Friday, November 9, 2012

"Let me touch you, let me touch you. I just wanna touch you."

"Let me touch you, let me touch you. I just wanna touch you." He repeats from my radio SOULPOWERfm. Yes, I know there is blue sky outside now. I just posted instead him who shouts "Let me touch you, let me touch you....."

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

An autumn one scene

An autumn one scene at Central Park when I passed there 2012. She was alone. I guess she could be going to see someone after then. I guess she could only walk. I don't know but generally person who is beautiful walks alone at autumn park makes us be interested in. And I was.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A ramen in carroll garden

A new ramen restaurant was opened in carroll gardens in Brooklyn.
The chef is an authentic American. They serve a ramen which is made by American!
Sounds interesting, right?
So we tried.

Here we go.

Deli Ramen (No.1 menu)



(I don't show the name of the restaurant here for them...)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Photographer Bruce Weber

Photo By Naoko Takagi

Photographer Bruce Weber

Luckily I ran into Mr. Bruce Weber by chance!
I tried to push the shutter button on my camera very quickly!
He looked like Santa Claus! Everybody who were around him were smiled when saw him.

写真家のBruce Weberのそばを偶然通ったのです。

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


At DIESEL BLACK GOLD 2013 SS Collection Show

Monday, September 10, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012


I've been extremely happy I met you. Thank you. Let me know when you need help, I'll certainly be there.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Full moon



Full moon.
From Brooklyn.

I feel like my body condition is like the bear of animal. I mean I'm kind of wild life.
In the summer time, I'm very active. I'm able to work almost 24h/7D.(...?) Super powerful!
But in the winter time, I'm so slow. I'm always sleepy.
I'm usually zoning out. I'm able to sleep 24h/7D.(yes!)
I work harder in the summer so please allow Nao if she's lazy in the winter.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Thanks, Rary. Love you so much.

My dog Rary passed away today.
She was 16 years old super cute English Springer Spaniel.
She taught me the love.
Bye bye Rary, thanks so so so so so so much!
I love you.


Friday, July 20, 2012

Michael Jordan's Steak House

We went to the Michael Jordan's Steak House in Grand Central Station!

Look! Bone-in Rib Eye 22oz!
The STEAK! I was so happy~.

The location is good! The steaks are good! Also the cheese cake is good!
A happy experience.

Michael Jordan's Steak Houseに行ってきました。場所はグランドセントラル駅(構内)の中にあります。



Michael Jordan's Steak House:

Friday, July 6, 2012

Japanese Tacos and Mexican Sushi at TAKA TAKA

Sake Sangria

Tuna Sashimi Tostada

Japanese Tacos

Mexican Sushi

It was interesting and good!
I'm sure that food of Japanese and Mexican can get along!


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

At a Restaurant - NYC and Japan

In NYC, when we eat at a restaurant, we usually order three separate times. First we order drinks. The second time, after the waiter brings the drinks, we order the food. After we finish eating, while the waiter is taking away our empty plates, he asks us if we need a dessert menu or not. If we want dessert, we'll ask to see the menu and then we’ll order a third time. Usually, it is the same waiter who comes back to our table each time. Usually the waiter also brings us the bill and we pay at the table.

In Japan, "the Izakaya" is a very popular bar and restaurant in the Japanese style.
This is the kind of the restaurant I'll speak about here. To start, we usually order drinks and a small amount of appetizers. After we make a toast and share the appetizers, we think of ordering more food. Japanese people love the words “for now.” For now, we order something, but we keep the menu for later. Then before we finish our food, we order some more and keep on doing so. In Japan, the waiters are not assigned to specific tables, so when we need them we call out to the closest one, yelling loudly with a waving hand. We usually pay at the cashier.

The reputation of Japanese people in NYC is very good, so I'm very glad and proud to be Japanese. However, when I encounter a situation like the one below, I feel embarrassed every time. The case in point: having dinner with a Japanese friend at a restaurant in NYC. As soon as my friend finished choosing her drink or food from the menu, she started to look for a waiter, and then called out to the closest one very loudly as she would do at an Izakaya in Japan. When she did that, I felt many eyes from other customers on us and it gave me an uncomfortable feeling. Ordering that way, she ordered many times because she didn't ask for all the food that she wanted to eat at once. Of course, she kept the menu just like in Japan. This was embarrassing for me because I like my dinners in NYC restaurants to be as sophisticated as possible. In addition, worst of all, she went to the cashier to pay, taking her bag, coat and everything with her, when as you know she was supposed to pay at the table. I was afraid the waiter would come running after us.

This was one of my most embarrassing experiences as a Japanese woman in NYC.
But I'm proud to be Japanese. This situation was an exception to the rule, and in the scheme of things I know it wasn’t really that important.

You know, we Japanese are just tiny, polite people. So please bear with us if you encounter these situations at a restaurant!

I also make tons of my friends be embarrassed... I am so sorry!

レストランでのこと NYとにほん






Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Location at the foot of the SIERRA NEVADA.

Happy Mother's Day.
We love you a lot!
Nao & Emi ♥


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Happy Easter Brunch -French Style-

Someguy's putty.

Sweet aperitif.

My Brazilian friend's cachaça. STRONG!

Green pees and bacon soup.


Rabbit lasagna.



Egg chocolate♡

My friends made the sweet EASTER party!
There are some joyful aperitif and appetizer as starter.
Then they served a fancy French full course for Easter brunch!
It was so much heart warming and fun!

Thanks a lot, my lovely friends Marine and Arthur!
I'm a one of the luckiest person.

By the way, Happy CINCO DE MAYO!

Friday, March 30, 2012