akira shimizu is my friend from osaka. he may seem a regular salary man going to his workplace in umeda building but there is nothing regular about akira: he’s tall, fluent in english and very open-minded about the non-japanese world. he’s also an amateur photographer and musician: check his very cool band, yusari.

most of his free time is spent traveling across japan with his friends and, every time he’s uploading pictures on his fb page, i lose track of time clicking away.

so, this is the first post in a series of three japanese amateur photographers. enjoy!

photo credits: akira shimizu