The blog of Tokyo based photographer and photojournalist, Damon Coulter

Greetings Earthling

dc yokohama 201312286663 dc yokohama 201312286705 dc yokohama 201312286714 Wakamaru Communications Robot

Been a very busy Christmas with the kids so not had much chance to shoot or write here.

Out yesterday with my sons at the Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum (Gijutsukan) where they got to fly a helicopter and a jet-liner simulator. Crashing both! They also travelled into space (Sola in the second photo) and under the sea and learnt all about energy saving and generation including some unashamedly pro-nuclear power propaganda. Small museum but quite cheap and fun.

The longest time was spent with Wakamaru a bright yellow communication robot that doesn’t even attempt to cross the “Uncanny Valley” but did again made me forget for a second that it was just a walking-talking tape-recorder and genuinely worry that my sons’ constant questioning must have begun to annoy it. (last photo)

Will be going again, without the kids, as I want a turn flying the helicopter and airliner too.

Anyways as I said busy which will explain the late Christmas wishes: Hope you had a good one!

Will get my New Year‘s message in early  at least.

Hope 2014 is a great year for you all. Talk soon.

Damon

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2 responses

  1. Love the second photo!
    Really Happy New Year to you and yours my good friend.
    Hope to see you more and see more of your work (and both of us getting paid more and more often!) in 2014.
    Respect
    Adrian

    December 31, 2013 at 9:02 am

  2. Thank Adrian! Will certainly try to get out more, meanwhile a happy new year to you and yours my friend.

    January 1, 2014 at 11:23 am

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