Saturday, October 7, 2017

Mushrooms

The scent of rich, damp soil and stacked logs. Forest fungi rising toward the light from between peeled bark. The mountains, treetops whispering to each other underneath the light rain. Cool stones wearing living ornaments of moss. A weathered old bridge tinged with green. It jiggles as I step across. Everything here lives and breathes with a calm, beautiful quiet, and I take in great lungfuls of it, a photographic scent memory of this day and place.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

NHK World: Document 72 Hours - Tokyo English Narrator - 英語ナレーター

I provided the narration for the NHK World program, Document 72 Hours: Small Funerals in a Big City.

The episode airs on October 10th. See here for more details!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

CASIO CM - Tokyo English Narrator - 英語ナレーター

I provided the narration for a CASIO camera commercial.

The video can be viewed here.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

UNIQLO CM - Tokyo English Narrator - 英語ナレーター

I provided the narration for a Uniqlo commercial about newborn clothing.

The video can be viewed here: UNIQLO Newborn Bodysuits

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Hints of Autumn

The air is beginning to smell a bit like autumn - a little crisper and colder. A freshness I've missed since summer started. Today, I brushed the dust off an old lens I've had for years but haven't used for a long time. It still focuses and captures photographs just as well as it did back in those past days, which already seem so distant now. Spider lilies have already unfurled their thin, curling petals, a sure sign of the coming autumn. Walking down the street on a recent afternoon, I recognized the pale golden, heady scent of osmanthus, another of my favorite fall flowers, perfuming the air for just a moment.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

NHK World : Haiku Masters, August 2017 - American English narrator in Tokyo - アメリカ英語ナレーター 東京

New episodes of NHK World Haiku Masters that I did narration for are now available to watch on the NHK World Youtube channel!

You can find them here: One, Two, Three, Four

Monday, September 11, 2017

NHK World program: Document 72 Hours - American English narrator in Tokyo - アメリカ英語ナレーター 東京

I provided the narration for the NHK World program, Document 72 Hours: New Bags, New Beginnings. 

The episode airs on September 19th. See here for more details!

Last month, I also provided the narration for Document 72 Hours: Jellyfish Wonderland.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Aeon CM - American English narrator in Tokyo - アメリカ英語ナレーター 東京

I provided the narration for this Aeon commercial (the speaking part toward the end, which I was requested to say in "foreigner-sounding Japanese").
It roughly means "Everything from Aeon at your fingertips - Aeon dot com - also on a shopping app!"

Monday, August 28, 2017

NHK World Spirit of Japan September 2017 - American English narrator in Tokyo - アメリカ英語ナレーター 東京

I provided the narration for the program Spirit of Japan, available soon on NHK WORLD !

These are the two episodes I did narration for -

A Tiny Distillery’s Awamori Challenge

Strike away into the future! The passion of young blacksmiths


I really enjoy being able to do narration work for programs like these, which share glimpses into Japanese tradition and culture. Seeing the stories of these people hard at work to achieve their goals was quite motivational. Thank you for making these, Spirit of Japan team!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Cicada's Call

Into the bright world, air heavy with moisture, lush green leaves and bark crawling alive, the cicada sends his call. Perched on a nearby tree, another one buzzes her wings in response. There's not enough time, and the days move ruthlessly on. Summer's end will be here soon.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

NHK World Haiku Masters July 2017 - American English narrator in Tokyo - アメリカ英語ナレーター 東京

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer so far and staying cool! Here in Tokyo, it's growing very hot and humid. I should be used to it already after living here for so many years, but it's like a shock every year... I'm surviving, but already looking forward to autumn!

I just wanted to share with you the July episodes of NHK World Haiku Masters that I provided the narration for. This is a regular program that I've been narrating, and it's truly an honor and joy to work on this as all the staff are kind people, and being able to read these beautiful haiku is such a treat.

Please check out the videos here and here!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Summer Green

The air of summer, sweet and full of memories.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Botanical


Early summer blooms, wild berries, and butterflies.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Tokyo Portrait Photography: Summer is Near


I was happy to do another photoshoot for Audrey recently, on a day that really made us feel like summer was almost here. Thanks so much to both of you for a lovely afternoon!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Tokyo Portrait Photography: Wisteria Season


It was really lovely to do a photoshoot session for Mai Linh and her family, who came all the way to visit her in Tokyo. These are from a few moments during the photoshoot, when we stopped at an area with some gracefully swaying wisteria blossoms. These fragrant light purple blooms are another kind of seasonal flower that lasts only a short while in springtime.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Tokyo Family Photography: Smiles and Sunshine


I had such a great time shooting these photographs for Heather and her wonderful family on this bright, sunny afternoon! Thank you all very much.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tokyo Family Photography: Springtime Under the Blossoms


Thanks so much to Adele, Kevin, and Max for having me as their photographer for this springtime family photoshoot! Beautiful blossoms everywhere.