Azusa modelling at the Kappa Onsen hotel haikyo, Kinugawa
© 2012 Alfie Goodrich. All rights reserved.

The empty stage: Kinugawa haikyo

One more from last week's outing to Kinugawa and one of the haikyo [abandoned buildings] there.

This old enkan [or enka singing/karaoke ballroom] was remarkable: the stage, the curtains, the atmosphere of everything that had happened there over its years in service... all silent and empty.

All dressed up and no one to sing to...


  • Nikon D700
  • 14mm f/2.8
  • SB800 up above the stage pointing at Azusa
  • SB26 on a stand at camera left, pointed up at the ceiling.