Beach Life: Utsumi
It was only a short trip but in those brief hours I felt a tingle of joy, similar to what I felt a few years ago when I used to walk the streets randomly, taking portraits of strangers and quirky intriguing scenes.
Like most beaches in industrialized nations Japanese beaches offer a real mishmash of ideas and personalities. On the one hand you have the natural beauty of the Pacific Ocean, the Philippine Sea, and the Sea of Japan, and on the other ugly ports, refineries, and wind turbines. Combined with a random slice of Japanese society,…