Welcome to my photo blog, HIKARI collector.  My name is Maki.  I am a photobook lover and amateur photographer living in Osaka, Japan.
“Hikari” is a Japanese word.  It means “light”.
(Self-portrait in Lisbon, Portugal, 2015)

My equipment:  Leica M6, Leica M9, and Leica Q

What I love:   Books, Movies, Photobooks, Photography, Travel, Surrealism, Wunderkammer, Gothic architecture, Modern art, Omotesenke school of Japanese tea ceremony, Balcony kitchen gardening, Japanese Manga, Dogs & Cats, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Favorite writers:   Haruki Murakami, Paul Auster, Kurt Vonnegut, Karel Čapek, Stefan Zweig, Dino Buzzati, Leo Perutz

Language:   Japanese, English, and German

This blog has no comment sections.   If you have any questions or comments, please let me know by E-mail.
Questions about travel in Osaka or Kyoto are always welcome.
E-mail: planet2drive{at}goo{dot}jp

….more later!
Last updated: 28 July, 2020