Friday, December 7, 2012

Street Things -Fashionistas-



Rachel
Architect

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
79partsthemovie.com

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hill Cafe Brooklyn


Pork Chop


Salmon

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 : http://hillcafe.net/

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)

Alright,
Yes,

YUCK!

(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。
急いで持ってたカメラのシャッターを切りました。
彼はサンタクロースみたいでした。そして彼の廻りにいた彼をブルース・ウェーバーだと気づいた人たちはみんなにこにこしていました。

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

GAZE 2





Spectacle!
At DIESEL BLACK GOLD 2013 SS Collection Show

Monday, September 10, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

chinatown




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




満月。
ブルックリンから。

私の生体は熊に似ている。というか野生。
夏はとても活動的。昼間も夜もエネルギー満タンでアドレナリン全開。
生産活動ひっきりなし。
でも冬は本当に緩慢。いつも眠たい。
むにゃむにゃしてる。どんだけ寝ても寝られる。
だから夏、がんばります。ので冬は許してね。

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!
Productive.
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.

バイバイ、ラリー。ありがとうやで。
アイラブユーやで。
うちの家族みんなラリーが大好きやで。
バイバイ。

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。

ちょ、見て!このデカさよ!まさにザ・ステーキよあなた!
これで22オンス(約650グラム)あります。
ステーキてやっぱ幸せやあ〜

ここは駅の中という奇妙な空間でのお食事が素敵なのと、肉々しいお肉の他、NYチーズケーキもおいしい。
アメリカな体験でした。


Michael Jordan's Steak House: www.michaeljordansnyc.com

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!

TAKA TAKA http://takataka.mx

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!

PS
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

レストランでメニューを注文する時、こちらではたいてい3回に分けて注文する。一度目は飲み物を。飲み物が運ばれてきたら、その時に食べ物の注文をする。その食べ物が空になり、サーバーがお皿を下げにきた時にデザートのメニューを見てみるか聞かれ、見てみたければお願いし、デザートを注文する。もちろんサーバーは固定で毎回同じサーバーが対応してくれる。支払いはテーブルチェックがほとんどである。

日本人になじみの深い居酒屋。仮にここをレストランと呼ぶことにしよう。ここでは最初に飲み物とつまみを注文するだろう。飲み物が運ばれてきたら乾杯の後、食べたいものを選ぶ。我々は「とりあえず」という言葉が好きだ。とりあえず何品かを選んで注文し、メニューは一つだけキープさせてもらう。頼んだ料理を平らげる直前に次の品を選び始める。それを何回か繰り返す。サーバーは固定ではない。近くを通りがかったサーバーを止めるか、大きな声で呼びかける。支払いはキャッシャーで行うのが通常だ。

NYでの日本人の評判はとても良い。私は日本人だからとてもうれしいし、誇らしい。
だからこそ以下のようなシチュエーションに出会う度に恥ずかしい思いをしてしまう。
NYで日本人と一緒に食事をしている時だ。
飲み物でも食べ物でも、サーバーが聞きにくるのを待たず、自分の欲しい物を決めると辺りをきょろきょろ見回し、適当に近くにいるサーバーに手を振って大声で注文を取りにくる様呼びかける。そんな時、私は他のお客がそんな様子を未文明と思いながら我々をちらちら見ているのを感じる。食べ物の注文も居酒屋スタイルをそのまま流用し、何回かに分けて注文する。もちろんメニューはキープかその都度持ってきてもらう。レストランではスマートに食事をしたい私にとっては、こういった日本の居酒屋での注文スタイルをそのままNYのレストランに持ち込まれると本当に恥ずかしくなってしまう。ひどい時にはテーブルで済ますことになっている勘定を、帰る支度をしてキャッシャーへ持っていこうとしてしまう。そんな時はサーバーの鋭い視線(お金を置いていかずに去ろうとするから)が気になる。

私にとってのたまに出会うこっぱずかしい海外生活での経験である。

PS
私もみんなにいっぱい恥かかせてます。ごめんなちゃーい。


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mother's Day








Location at the foot of the SIERRA NEVADA.
シエラネバダ山脈のお花たち。


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

母の日です。
おかあさん、いつもありがとう。感謝、感謝です。
お父さんといつまでも元気で仲良くね。
なおとえみより。

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.



Mimosa.





Rabbit lasagna.



Cheese!



Dolce♥



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