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


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.

Monday, April 17, 2017

All the Petals

Cherry blossom petals blanketing the ground, and wild mugwort (yomogi) plants. Spring is in the gentle afternoon sunlight, in the early evening air that's lost its wintry bite, in the insect chirps illuminating the peaceful freshness of night. Spring is all around.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

In Touch With Nature

The beauty of nature is everywhere.
Are you looking?

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Voice acting work: Shadowverse - Tempest of the Gods

I'm excited to announce that I contributed in voice acting for several characters in the digital card game Shadowverse - Tempest of the Gods release!

I did the English voices for Israfil, Dryad, Luminous Mage, Wordwielder Ginger, and Deadmoon Disciple.

Those of you who play Shadowverse, have you heard these voices in the game? :)
I had a great time acting these characters for the Shadowverse team. I hope you like them!

シャドウバースの新カードパック「神々の騒嵐」のキャラクター: Israfil, Dryad, Luminous Mage, Wordwielder Ginger, and Deadmoon Disciple(英語版)の声を担当させて頂きました!


Monday, April 3, 2017

Some Updates

Hello all! Here is an actual blog post/update. You may or may not have noticed that the posts here have gradually grown longer spaces in between... this is due to me both not blogging as many photoshoots as I've been doing and getting busier with narration/voice acting work. I will make an effort to do more personal posts, as I miss doing a bit of photography just for myself and for memories to look back on, and I may also start doing posts of new narration work that have been released. (I've been sharing some of the videos on Twitter and Facebook.)

I haven't talked about it much here thus far, but I'm actually very excited and happy to be doing so much narration, as I love being in the studio and doing voice work. Therefore, I'm quite grateful that I'm being able to support myself with it. Doing narrations for corporate videos, commercials, or slipping into roles for character voices, etc... each job is a new and enjoyable challenge for me that helps strengthen my skills as well.

So, from this year, it seems that I will be taking on fewer photoshoot bookings, due to schedule availability.

While on a photoshoot in the park the other morning, a really kind girl stopped me and asked if I was Lisa. I probably looked rather dumbfounded as I sputtered out, "Um.. yes?" Turns out she recognized me from my Youtube videos, and that has only happened less than a handful of times in this humongous city of Tokyo. And she was visiting, no less! Well, I know that it's been many many moons since I was very active on Youtube, and it's even been slow going since posting some new covers as Bird on the Edge... but yes, I still am working on music! Sometimes work gets in the way, because hey, gotta pay the bills and rent and eat and so on (and really, I'm thankful to be very happy with my job), but little by little, there have been new original songs and new styles, lots of learning and evolving, lots of new discoveries. I was touched that even after all these years and sporadic updates (I'm sorry!), I've been somehow remembered and even recognized in a Tokyo park. I'm flattered, honestly. Thank you guys, for sticking with me over the years even as I seemingly started posting only photos instead of music, and other randomness!! I'm excited to be sharing new original music with you guys soon, so stay tuned :)

Good night from Tokyo, and I hope you have a lovely beginning of April!