Saturday, July 3, 2010


I currently live just down the street from this Super Robot スーパーロボット statue and felt that it was time to revisit it with a new photograph. The last time that I posted about Tetsujin 28-Go (literally Iron Man #28) I was not living in this area and had to make a special trip to see it, but now I pass it quite often. I enjoy seeing all of the tourists, mostly Japanese, coming to visit and take pictures. It attracts people of all ages and it is rare to pass it without seeing someone with a camera or a cell phone camera poised to immortalize the visit. The camera enthusiasts will bring along all their fancy gear (enormous lenses, tripods and bags full of gadgets), while the layperson in content with a picture of themselves or their friends in front of the statue - a kind of 'proof I was here' sort of photograph often taken with the people mimicking the statues posture and gesture. Photograph was taken at F8 for 5 seconds at ASA100 on a very overcast night and at the very end of the exposure I moved the camera ever-so-slightly from side to side to create a mild blur or illusion of movement - which kinda worked.


  1. We enjoyed taking photos from the 2nd floor of the shopping center, that way you can get into the picture with the upper half of the statue :)

  2. That is a great perspective from the lanai of the shopping center and a great place to people watch when the area is having a matsuri at the foot of the statue!