Photography: Ramadan

During Ramadan I decided to go the local mosque and start a small project. I mentioned in an earlier post how I thought it was fascinating that there were people fasting during Ramadan in an average Japanese city.

But to be completely honest I found that I enjoyed photographing after Iftar (the first evening meal) more when people had left the mosque. People seemed more relaxed and the atmosphere was much friendlier. Apparently there are a few factions within the mosque; some that adhere strictly to Islam teachings and others that are more open to other ideas and people.

After Iftar people head up the road to the nearby car yard where they buy and export cars
A Pakistani / Indian board game that I'm yet to understand.

Cycled since I was a kid, moved to Japan in 2001, bought my first 'serious' camera in 2005. Spent the later half of the 1990s travelling in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, Japan, and the Philippines and wish I'd photographed a lot more back then.

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