Taking People Pictures in Shy Japan
We find the best way to take people pictures in Japan is simply to ask.
by Bob Kerstetter
Japanese people are shy, sometimes going out of their way to avoid being in a photograph.
We find the best way to take people pictures in Japan is simply to ask. You usually receive a “yes” answer.
Father and Daughter
This father and daughter stopped to exchange greetings.
Grandmother and Granddaughter
This grandmother and granddaughter did likewise.
Japanese junior high young people sometimes swarm English speakers, especially grandparent looking ones, especially Americans. These young people approached at a castle, asking to speak English. They also showed pleasure in standing for a picture.
These guys just wanted to say “hi” and pose for the picture.
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