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Kazutoshi Otani's Snapshots

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  1. Ninomiya-san

    Snapshot Title: Ninomiya-san
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: QTVR Diary OFFLINE Vol.3 event
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    Mr. Akira Ninomiya is the editor-in-chief of QTVR Diary, the largest QuickTime VR and other panoramic photography information site in Japan (pencil-jp.net/weblog Will open in a new tab or window/). Thank you Nonomiya-san for t...



  2. 360 degree panorama in 2 seconds

    Snapshot Title: 360 degree panorama in 2 seconds
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: QTVR Diary OFFLINE Vol.3 event
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    RoundShot D3. Only 1 unit in Japan, imported by Yoshimi Camera in Miyazaki.



  3. 6:25AM

    Snapshot Title: 6:25AM
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: Seoul City Hall Square
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    This panorama was taken in the early morning on April 9th, 2008.



  4. Another Midday Canon

    Snapshot Title: Another Midday Canon
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: Midday Canon of Mokpo, South Korea
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    There are several midday canons in this mountain.



  5. Memorial Photograph

    Snapshot Title: Memorial Photograph
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: Tea Garden, South Korea
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    Instant photography with this beautiful background.



  6. An old lady and a tiger

    Snapshot Title: An old lady and a tiger
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: Jindo Sea Parting at Jindo Island, South Korea
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    When the village of Jindo was attacked by tigers, all the villagers had left except this old lady.She prayed to the Sea God for help and the God answered her prayers by parting the Sea.



  7. Hold Up!

    Snapshot Title: Hold Up!
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: Tosa Shrine
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    Of course, this is just a toy.



  8. The Fear Of God

    Snapshot Title: The Fear Of God
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: Osaka Jogakuin College
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    "The Fear Of God Is The Beginning Of Wisdom" is the slogan which is engraved on the gate arch.



  9. Wilmina

    Snapshot Title: Wilmina
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: Osaka Jogakuin College
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    This is the nickname of Osaka Jogakuin College, named after the first financial contributors, William Saunders and his wife Ermina.



  10. Professor Inchon

    Snapshot Title: Professor Inchon
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: Korea University 1
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    Who built the main building behind.



  11. Cheong gye cheon in the past

    Snapshot Title: Cheong gye cheon in the past
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: Cheong gye cheon photo gallery
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    Cheong gye cheon once was covered and an expressway run over it.



  12. Solar panel

    Snapshot Title: Solar panel
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: Cheong gye cheon
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    Solar powered lighting system is embedded in the steppingstones.



  13. A military officer

    Snapshot Title: A military officer
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: Cheong gye cheon
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    A whole marching army of ancient Korea is depicted in this art tiles.



  14. Namdaemun in the old days

    Snapshot Title: Namdaemun in the old days
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: Namdaemun under restoration
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    In front of the restoration site, there is an altar displaying a photograph of Namdaemun in the old days.



  15. Inchon Memorial Hall

    Snapshot Title: Inchon Memorial Hall
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: Korea University 2
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    It looks like an European castle or manor, but this is actually the Inchon Memorial Hall in the Korea University.



  16. Airship

    Snapshot Title: Airship
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: Osaka Castle 2
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    Believe it or not, this is an airship flying over the Osaka city.



  17. Maya / Inca ornament

    Snapshot Title: Maya / Inca ornament
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: SOZ Cafe 3
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    you can see the influence of Maya / Inca civilization here and there on the exterior of Shibakawa Bldg.



  18. Entrance

    Snapshot Title: Entrance
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: SOZ Cafe 3
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    The golden characters are "Shibakawa Bldg" in Japanese.



  19. SOZ Cafe

    Snapshot Title: SOZ Cafe
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: SOZ Cafe 1
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    As a part of an art & design event called "Osaka Jikan (Osaka Time)", the SOZ Cafe was a limited time open cafe from March 1st - 20th, 2008.



  20. TV crew

    Snapshot Title: TV crew
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: SOZ Cafe 2
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    A MBS TV crew came to take videos for a TV show.



  21. Cube

    Snapshot Title: Cube
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: SOZ Cafe 2
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    The Carpenter Block has many possibilities!



  22. Basketball goal

    Snapshot Title: Basketball goal
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: Tokyo Midtown
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    Just for practice?



  23. Oval-shaped Ferris wheel

    Snapshot Title: Oval-shaped Ferris wheel
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: Dohtombori
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    It is not obvious from this angle, but this is an unique oval-shaped Ferris wheel owned by a discount store called "Don Quijote".



  24. Japanese garden

    Snapshot Title: Japanese garden
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: Tokyo Midtown
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    A traditional Japanese garden is located at the east side of the Tokyo Midtown.



  25. Kiosk

    Snapshot Title: Kiosk
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: Tokyo Midtown
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    Food and souvenir kiosk which mimic the shape of Nissan Cube automobile.



  26. Bicycle accessories

    Snapshot Title: Bicycle accessories
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: DEMOsa
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    Unique classic bicycle accessories. A motorized cannon action buzzer and a clockwork clock made by Tsunoda Bicycle Company.



  27. Ventilation opening

    Snapshot Title: Ventilation opening
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: Tokyo Midtown
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    It looks like a playground equipment or something, but in fact this is a entilation opening for a museum located on the left of this structure.



  28. Map

    Snapshot Title: Map
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: Yasukuni Shrine
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    A map of Yasukuni Shrine.



  29. Torii

    Snapshot Title: Torii
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: Yasukuni Shrine
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    A gateway to this Shinto shrine.



  30. Masujiro Omura

    Snapshot Title: Masujiro Omura
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: Yasukuni Shrine
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    A sculpture of the founder of this shrine.



  31. The main shrine

    Snapshot Title: The main shrine
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: Yasukuni Shrine
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    The sanctuary of Yasukuni Shrine.



  32. Skoot

    Snapshot Title: Skoot
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: A park with an acrobatic sculpture
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    A unique British bicycle which transformed into a suitcase when it is folded.



  33. MacBook Air

    Snapshot Title: MacBook Air
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: A park with an acrobatic sculpture
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    My main machine.



  34. Unique Acrobatic Sculpture

    Snapshot Title: Unique Acrobatic Sculpture
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: A park with an acrobatic sculpture
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    Yes, we did this kind of exercise in elementary schools, but this is too radical, isn't it?



  35. Stereo CLub Logo

    Snapshot Title: Stereo CLub Logo
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: Stereo Club Tokyo
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    Oops! Upside down..., but this is our logo mark.



  36. Swissotel

    Snapshot Title: Swissotel
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: SOZ shop exterior
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    There is a Swissotel near the Namba Parks building and over the Nankai Namba station.



  37. Abstract art

    Snapshot Title: Abstract art
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: SOZ shop exterior
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    You can not only make representational objects but also make abstract art pieces with Carpenter Block very easily.



  38. LUMIERE

    Snapshot Title: LUMIERE
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: SOZ shop interior
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    SOZ is ollaborating with MAXRAY, the famous commercial lighting company, to make these LUMIERE series LED light.



  39. 6 basic shapes

    Snapshot Title: 6 basic shapes
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: SOZ shop interior
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    You need only 6 basic shapes to create the world.



  40. Anemoscope

    Snapshot Title: Anemoscope
    Taken by: Kazutoshi Otani

    Image: Osaka Castle Park
    Image Owner: Kazutoshi Otani



    Description:

    An anemoscope is sighted on top of a building,



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