Iwamoto's Photos

Painting with light.

Brandon Iwamoto is a freelance photographer based in Aurora, Colorado, USA

Sake makes the world go around, I believe. Cheers!
Chidori no Sakazuki
I just love how the last line of the step-by-step description of the procedure on the wiki is: “Everyone is drunk.”

Sake makes the world go around, I believe. Cheers!

Chidori no Sakazuki

I just love how the last line of the step-by-step description of the procedure on the wiki is: “Everyone is drunk.”

midorikai-musings:

1chigo1chie:

Just realized I never posted photos I took of Lindsey (Midorikai Musings) in her kimono during tea practice in Kyoto. I love the color of that kimono and Lindsey rocks it like nobody’s business!

Dear 1chigo1chie…

This is why you need to follow me around constantly!  Thank you for a great day and some beautiful photographs!  I can’t wait to see all the ones for your project!

A couple pictures of my friend Lindsey, a student at the Urasenke Midorikai Program in Kyoto. The left one is a shot from a practice session while the one on the right was a quick window-lit portrait before cleanup.

Another from the “reject” pile, this shot of a box that is used to deliver sweets (ie. the Momiji from a previous post) to the guests during a Chaji gathering.The water on the top is meant to simulate dew.
This one the kuromoji (wooden sweet picks) weren’t arranged properly, thus rendering it unusable for my project. Tea people can be so picky (pun intended).

Another from the “reject” pile, this shot of a box that is used to deliver sweets (ie. the Momiji from a previous post) to the guests during a Chaji gathering.The water on the top is meant to simulate dew.

This one the kuromoji (wooden sweet picks) weren’t arranged properly, thus rendering it unusable for my project. Tea people can be so picky (pun intended).

I have two shots I really like of a hishaku (bamboo ladle) from today, so I’ll post this one of a hishaku being laid on top of the iron kettle during a practice tea ceremony session at Urasenke. So, this is the “less-cool” one (since the “more-cool” one is being saved for my project).

I have two shots I really like of a hishaku (bamboo ladle) from today, so I’ll post this one of a hishaku being laid on top of the iron kettle during a practice tea ceremony session at Urasenke. So, this is the “less-cool” one (since the “more-cool” one is being saved for my project).

Just a veeeeery brief sneak peek into the latest project I’ve been working on. It won’t be ready for at least another couple of months for various reasons, but I couldn’t resist sharing just a tiny bit of it right now. Hope you look forward to the finished project!