Girls with swords – Takase Dojo

by admin on April 21, 2011

The other month I was sent to photograph Takano-sensei of Takase Dojo, which is a unique installation in Shinjuku that teaches women the fine art of theatrical swordplay. ‘Only women?’ you say?  Yes – it’s a great non-threatening environment for girls to get fit, socialize and learn how to split a man in half from face to navel.  This kind of place is what makes living in Tokyo truly amazing – I don’t know if there is anywhere else in the world where you can step into a dojo and see a troupe of women clashing katana. Awesome ^_^

Lighting-wise: 1 x Profoto D1 @ Camera right in 24″ softbox, 1 x Nikon SB-900 @ camera left behind subject for some separation on the left side.

Takase Dojo Katana

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Princess G. April 25, 2011 at 12:43 am

You have AMAZING WORK!!!
Moving to Tokyo next month. Let me know if you ever need an assistant. I work for sushi:) have a great day!


admin April 25, 2011 at 2:46 am

Thanks, I appreciate it!


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