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Chikako Yagi@chikako_yagi

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In 1997, Yagi began studying photography, using a film SLR camera. Her work was selected as among the 10 Viral Photographs of Tokyo Camera Club in 2013. She left her job in 2016 and began working full-time as a landscape photographer. She was included in BS Asahi's coverage of photography, "The Photographers 3". Among other endeavors, she photographs for tourism association and hotels in the Izu Islands (Hachijojima and Miyakejima). She is affiliated with Shizenso Photo and has studied under the photographers Tatsuno Kiyoshi and Eima Tomotaro.
(10 Viral Photographer of Tokyo Camera Club)
camera:EOS 5D Mark IV

Photo Spots in Toyota/Aichi

Ogura Toast

Photographer:
Chikako Yagi
Address:1-chōme-1-4 Meiekiminami, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 450-0003, Japan

EOS 5D Mark IV EF35mm F2 IS USM 1/400sec F5.6 ISO800

Nagoya has a unique cafe culture. Order a cup of drink, such as coffee, and it will come with a breakfast set called "Morning." "Ogura toast" is one of the iconic "Morning" dishes in Nagoya. The thick toast topped with butter and sweet red bean paste is a classic. You may also want to try out Nagoya's sandwich called "Ogura Sando," too.

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Shikizakura (four-season cherry blossom trees) of Obara

Photographer:
Chikako Yagi
Address:Uedaira-441 Obarachō, Toyota-shi, Aichi-ken 470-0531, Japan

EOS 5D Mark III EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM 5sec F11.0 ISO100

Some 10,000 shikizakura trees in Obara (Toyota) bloom from mid-March to early April, and again from late October to early December. Many claim that November is the prime viewing season, offering red-hued maples offset by white cherry blossoms.

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Korankei Gorge

Photographer:
Chikako Yagi
Address:Miyadaira-8-1 Asukechō, Toyota-shi, Aichi-ken 444-2424, Japan

EOS 5D Mark IV EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 1/160sec F7.1 ISO500

Korankei Gorge is located in Asuke (Toyota, Aichi Prefecture). Celebrated during November's Korankei Fall Festival, the gorge features 4,000 maple trees, making it one of the best places in Aichi Prefecture to view autumn colors. The tapestry of colors painted by 11 varieties of maples creates a stunning autumn display. In summer, the new green leaves are striking and offer a picturesque contrast with the red Taigetsu Bridge spanning the gorge's Tomoe River.

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Toyota Bridge

Photographer:
Chikako Yagi
Address:6 Chome Sengokucho, Toyota, Aichi Prefecture 471-0016, Japan

EOS 5D Mark IV EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 1.3sec F16.0 ISO100

Imposing Toyota Bridge leads to Toyota Stadium, site of the Rugby World Cup Japan 2019. Shaped like a dual basket-handle, the Nielsen Lohse bridge was designed by Kisho Kurokawa to resemble the bones of an animal. The impressively designed bridge is recommended for viewing both in early morning hours and in its after-dark illumination.

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Katahara Onsen Ajisai-no-sato

Photographer:
Chikako Yagi
Address:Ichinosawa-28-1 Kanehirachō, Gamagōri-shi, Aichi-ken 443-0102, Japan

EOS 5D Mark IV EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 25sec F13.0 ISO100

Ajisai-no-sato (Home Place of the Hydrangeas) is located in Gamagori, Aichi Prefecture. Katahara Onsen is a town of natural springs in the foothills of Mt. Sangane. It also encompasses Ajisai-no-sato, with some 50,000 hydrangea plants that create a gorgeous display during the rainy season. Night illumination provides a nice contrast to beautiful views during the morning hours. The 5.1-km toll road from Hazu-cho to Katahara Onsen is known as the Mt. Sangane Skyline or the "Hydrangea Line" for the colorful plants lining its banks.

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Chiiwa Gorge

Photographer:
Chikako Yagi
Address:Chichiiwa Kawai, Shinshiro, Aichi Prefecture 441-1601, Japan

EOS 5D Mark IV EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM 1/160sec F4.0 ISO1600

Chiiwa Gorge, located in Shinshiro, Aichi Prefecture, is a 3km gorge along the Chiiwa River with fascinating crystal clear emerald green waters. Beyond the gorge with a cave and natural stone bridge, you can see Mt. Chiiwa. The scenery at Chiiwa limestone cave—the origin of the gorge's name—is just spectacular. There is a hiking course from the parking lot to Chiiwa, which will guide you through the area in just about an hour. There are slippery wet rocks and steep stairs along the course, so please watch your step.

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