Can you notice moon in Tokyo night sky ?

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There are really lots of building in Tokyo. It’s really unbelievable that all of them were made by human. What a great creature human is !
Almost all things we can see from Tokyo ground is only human made artificial higher buildings ! even trees are planted neatly by human !
In the night, really lots of light and neon start to shine glittery as if day light. Who notice the moon in the sky ?
Comparing to the human made thnings, moon is small, dark and not-useful in Tokyo night.
But of course, moon is extraordinally great thing. it astonishingly influence human life. it is really important thing.
But we forget such thing in Tokyo night. We rarely notice moon in Tokyo night sky. Can you notice moon in Tokyo night sky ?
(In all pictures, there is moon. Can you find it ?)

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  1. hannele says:

    Wow, it’s amazing how small the moon looks! Usually it looks huge when it’s so close to the horizon.

  2. Ahmed says:

    Is there really a rabbit on the moon?
    ==============from MasaManiA
    No. but you seem to have rabbit brain or less.

  3. Elaine says:

    totemo kandoushimashita. Nice photos – sort of sad in some way, but pretty nonetheless.

  4. ego says:

    masa, please explain me that blue light in a semaphore. i’m scared!! continue your hard fucking good job

  5. Kimizie says:

    Nice pictures, Masa!

  6. Kenji says:

    great photos as always, masa! when i lived in yokohama, you could never see the stars, just the moon. maybe in countryside or smaller cities where there is less pollution.
    rabbit brain…haha

  7. yakov456 says:

    Just posting to say that the last picture there looks amazing. Great shot.

  8. kasi says:

    aaah, tokyo..natsukashii
    I regocnised places like Shibuya and the theater in kabuki-cho

  9. JimNasium says:

    What is that big light in the last photo? Did the sun fall from the sky?

  10. Caroline says:

    These pictures are all very amazing.
    This is probably one of my favorite updates of yours.

  11. R. Elgin says:

    I like the vantage point in the shots. You do have a photographer’s eye. I’m glad you don’t waste it shooting someone’s ass all the time.

  12. rolly says:

    Magnificent. Makes my heart ache for Tokyo. What a beautiful city.

  13. Mr. Pineapple says:

    Man what an awesome pictures, those are really great by the way i love your blog and i live in mexico. and one last thing, about the picture of FCUK when i get it i let you know. Matane

  14. ykle says:

    I was looking at japan’s city in your pics. Its so beautiful until I forgot bout the moon…look clean and neat compare to my country…

  15. repolho says:

    very nice shots, Masa!
    the last one looks like a bomb

  16. j says:

    these are beautiful pictures. Outstanding job!

  17. Skull Rabbit says:

    It really does look like any other man made light in tokyo they way you take pictures of it.

  18. Frenchie says:

    i love tokyo ! 🙁
    Masa, can i live in your home with you ?

  19. Will says:

    Why does the moon look so small and bright in Japan? The moon here in Canada looks large and dull.

  20. edyta says:

    what a great pictures, and realy great site!!
    all I wanna say is that it’s so natsukashii….seeing this moon, cuz on september the 7th(or6th) I WAS looking at this beautiful moon in Japan….cuz i were in Chiba at that time. I was so fucking bright and beautiful and I was walking my homestay family neighborhood and looking at the same moon as you…….world is small…..
    and now I ‘m back in my stupid country, and realy miss Japan…’s the best place in the world(whatever you say or thougt), I have found my place in Japan…..nihon e modoritai…..
    anyway wish you all best cuz this is realy great site…..

  21. pm says:

    interesting story masa

  22. The animator from Valparaiso says:

    Hola Masa…
    what a Beautiful report you have here…
    Very cool pics, city pics…maybe boring for other people, but they are ok to me…. maybe someday i send ya night pics from Valparaiso, when i ll get a decent cam to take some shots at night en Valparaiso…
    Your ability to take such pics makes of this one of my favorites report…including that highways on…really great…
    Well..about the moon….it’s true…no one notice moon, certainly because theres is too many neon lights that “hide” the moon…sad thing, moon is inspiration for many people…including me…i like moon, moon shine with strenght here in the Valparaiso bay… and it’s big…no one apreciate simple things like moon…
    As i said, allow me to send you some pics when moon appears in the Valparaiso bay…
    And i must say, WOW! Tokyo is really the city of neon as there were said to me….too much neon everywhere…don’t you get ill sometime seeing all that bright light at night Masa? No one can notice stars and moon with all that brigthness at night…
    Do you acept night pics from my city Masa?
    finnaly, once more great report, i really like it..

  23. Pirate Mike says:

    Can you notice moon when I pull down my pants?
    =================from MasaManiA

  24. Pirate Mike says:

    Nice photos … surreal

  25. Pirate Mike says:

    Masa, you’ve just had Typhoon Nabi (which killed at least 20 people) and now Typhoon Khanun is on the way (we’ll probably get it in Taiwan this Saturday)! Are you going to do a typhoon report?
    ===================From MasaManiA

  26. ili says:

    Masa, I love these photos. I would like to print them and hang them on my wall. You should sell t-shirts.

  27. Alex says:

    Do you sell your pictures? You are a mania of the photo. Maybe selling would make you a “sell-out”.
    ========================from MasaManiA
    THank you.
    I am ready for selling degital photo book seriese in future.
    it will be really amazing one.

  28. Hexxenn says:

    Awesome photos Masa! Tokyo looks beautiful!

  29. rik says:

    Wonderfull images Masa, really nice. They are all very arty, didn’t know this side of yours. You have them in a larger form? For example on Deviantart? So I can use them as background for windows…*please* ^^

  30. zigenx77 says:

    I love city pictures. Do you have larger versions of these pictures that I can use as wallpaper and screensavers? I would love them if you do. Great work Masa-san!

  31. Beth says:

    Oh, Masa,
    I have brilliant things to say about your photos, and a million compliments. But for fear of sounding stupid or making similar comments I will say nothing except that I think you are super-cool and I love your site sooo much. Please keep posting! Life is sooo boring without you!
    =====================from MasaManiA
    thank you.

  32. Ripper says:

    Is there a way i can get better resolution of your pictures? These really rock!
    =================from MasaManiA
    THank you for your interesting.
    sorry but now i am ready for it.

  33. EmjO says:

    Hello, can’t you make thing that when you press a photo, it becomes bigger? Because your photo is great but many of them are too small I think…..
    =====================from MasaManiA
    THank you. i will

  34. Vlad says:

    You really know how to handle a camera Masa. Nice pictures and nice article!

  35. Dan says:

    Great photos Masa….
    I recently took some sunset pics in Tokyo..Kokubunji after the recent typhoon.
    Have a look

  36. giantrobo says:

    if your title was “tokyo night scene”, i will never notice moon in every single pic you took.

  37. Jonna says:

    Wow, it is sad that no one really notices it. It looks almost lonely in all the pictures, like a little kid that has no friends. Beautiful.. Awesome site, truly <3

  38. 77777 says:

    i like this site very much..
    you’re writing is funny and deep at the same time, and you have good photo skills..
    moon is cool but distant..
    visitor 77777

  39. Hayate392 says:

    I didn’t know earth had a moon O_O
    How come I’ve never seen a moon…

  40. Daniel says:

    I am about to take a very long trip around europe in search for picture truths, wild people, and large buildings also!
    I will let you know how it goes, but you can see my writing/photo documentary-type logs on my friend.
    Love your posts. We all need to know what’s going on in noodleland!

  41. nima says:

    send to meimage from sex hymen

  42. maiku says:

    masa, is there any way you can put up full size pictures of these? they are very pretty! they would make very cool backgrounds
    ===========from MasaManiA
    i will sell them

  43. foreveraloneb1 says:

    Shakespeare comes to mind with a moon shinning bright.
    Once upon a midnight dreary, comes a soul that is full of weary, Amongst the full moon of pain and dreary, comes a love that is surely worthy.

  44. sushi says:

    these pictures are amazing! tokyo is always a mysterious city but there is something even more alluring about it on a full moon night…
    your pictures capture the feeling soooo well!
    ahhh tokyo – whats not to love??

  45. Blaze says:

    Wow, the last 2 look more like a videogame than real life. Great eye, Masa.
    I always thought about how the nighttime sky gets harder and harder to see depending on how bright the city is. I would guess that you can never see the stars in Tokyo.
    Can you see them Masa? Or maybe only if you go to a rural area, like Hokkaido?

  46. jonny taise says:

    do you just take these photos so you can get all the girls? yeah, i thought so. smart man…

  47. Schalk says:

    Masa, my inspiration!

  48. Jason says:

    Masa, very good articles recently! And these pictures are all very beautiful. It’s sad to see the moon so mall though. I am glad that you are still paying attention to it in such a busy culture!

  49. Dj Aeris says:

    Man this site kicks ass and your pictures are amazing!Thanx masa!
    From an Irish Paddy!

  50. PM says:

    can we get some hi-res versions of those pics?

  51. Aaron freman says:

    Masa Fuck You! In American that mean “Good Job!”

  52. chinoxr says:

    Masa.. did u use tripod in all those night shoots? nice pics!
    the moon reminds me mid-autumn festival, did japanese celebrate it?

  53. Tadashi says:

    REally good pictures masa..
    Can I ask you, What kind of camera do you use?

  54. pm says:

    Update masa, im boed as hell

  55. Orisha says:

    Hi Masa, it’s the 2nd time i visit your website and i can say that it’s hilarous, sooo fucking good pics
    Greetings from Mexico

  56. Pirate Mike says:

    Hi Masa, it’s the 222nd time i visit your website and i can also say that it’s hilarous, but im also getting boed as hell with your Tokyo Night Sky, so UPDATE NOW YOU LITTLE YELLOW DEVIL!
    Greetings from Taiwan
    Pirate Mike

  57. naranjita says:

    i see many tiny japanese moons and a large intergallactic UFO!
    i’m also glad that is being updated again 🙂

  58. Curtis C. Ball says:

    Wow. I am really beginning to enjoy this site. It does seem kind of sad that the moon appears so insignificant. But at the same time, Tokyo’s neon texture is extremely beautiful.
    Thanks for the great pics.

  59. Darky says:

    I am the below! Phwoar 😀
    You are the No.7 7 7 7 7 visitor

  60. pm says:

    word mike,UPDATE BITCH

  61. dirt says:

    You are the No.7 7 7 7 7visitor

  62. Lukie says:

    Hey MASA. Tokyo actually looks good compared to Perth… This place is probably like Japan’s Tohoku area…
    My GF is going to Tokyo at the end of the year. Do you suggest any places for her to go to?
    Do you know any Puroresu Shops in Tokyo?

  63. Someone says:


  64. Maxim says:

    It’s the same way here. LA is so bright, you never see stars, though the moon appears sometimes. When we go running at touge, it’s always there, but nobody notices. But, once, I had my camera, and I saw this, so I took a picture. It’s still my best moon shot, I think.

  65. Marina says:

    Hi Masa! Great shots as always! Japanese streets are soo clean and “LIVE”! I love it!
    Can you see Moon on this picture of my city?
    hehehe :)TRY!

  66. lawren00 says:

    OMG great shots !! You’re talented like Hell (or Heaven as You want).

  67. Cat says:

    hey Masa! just wanted to let you know that these pictures are so beautiful. you are a fucking great photographer. i hope that you get them published in a book or other collection – i would totally buy it!
    i live in New York City and it is the same way with the moon here, too. you can never see it because of all the buildings and lights. you have inspired me to go out and look for the moon at night! too bad it is going to be cloudy and rain tonight. 🙁

  68. Wejidas says:

    You are the No.7 7 7 7 7 visitor … jackpot!

  69. rik says:

    Someone asked why the moon was so bright and small in Japan, while it was large and dull in Canada. I think that Japanese people are small and bright, just like theire moon. So that makes Canadians….:p

  70. Karima says:

    I just wanted to say what a pretty pictures! Just the way you make them… amazing!
    And uhm what that bright light on the last photo? Is it fire?

  71. pm says:

    I think masa died,no updates for ever!!!!!!!!

  72. Gaijin22 says:

    Deam Masa,are the pics getins smaler on this site? I think they where a lot biger before. You’r pics are wery nice make them bigger smal pic is harder to see.

  73. Benoz says:

    Camera run outta film? :/ Whens the next update due =)
    Keep up the good work

  74. chinesejycc says:

    “Full moon sway, gently on the night of one fine day”

  75. Ladida says:

    Masa, you’re lucky that you live in a beautiful city like Tokyo, I live in Brussels (the bloody capital of Europe) and the buildings, streets, even the sky is ugly here 🙁

  76. Primrose says:

    Beautiful and small
    One more light in Tokyo
    Great, yet all alone
    Masa-sama, your photography amazes me. Your words amaze me.
    I doubt I’ve ever respected somebody so much in my life.
    Thank you for being Masa.

  77. Seeing all those photos makes me really sad, only a week ago I was still there with my fiancee T_T
    But no worries, Tokyo sky will be mine once more after we get married and I move there ^_=

  78. needs more pics of tokyo rain. Fucking good job otherwise, gambatte! ;O

  79. pm says:

    why are you not updating masa?

  80. Spike23 says:

    Hey Masa u are the man =)
    I just read this article about you lol
    lol good work on the ninjashot man.

  81. fat_otoko84 says:

    I envy your photo skill and the way you shot the picture,its crystal clear,and a beatiful sight of tokyo city.

  82. Keroberos says:

    amazing pics, u are the man, really

  83. chewba says:

    the night i first read your post i was looking at the moon from shinjuku station and thinking how fucking weird it looked. it was the first time i looked up and actually recognised it as a physical object. seriously.

  84. jarred says:

    What I like is not the pictures as much as the idea of you running around a city trying to take pictures of that little speck of light, the moon.

  85. nihat barin says:

    awesome photos from a friendly country,you japans are great and your buildings too.hope someday when still young ,of course ? will have a chance to see the way,I am Turkish and you understand why I adress you Japanese people friendly. take care ,lovely japans

  86. Y2MeZCaL says:

    I was in okinawa around these picz…fuck that place yo….Ur picz remind of video game, like the next Gran Turismo on PS 10.001! Now Lets picz of the SUn!

  87. drainer says:

    ah, come on, you can’t take pictures like that with a regular camera!!! but you know what, it’s true, you can always see the moon in tokyo!

  88. Miharu14 says:

    awsome i could find all of them ‘cepy one 3rd to the last where is it?

  89. Jake says:

    You’re a genius. These pictures are great and really prove your point.

  90. Keira says:

    Wow, I love the last picture. It sort of reminds me of Salt Lake City in Utah. It’s beautiful from a high view.

  91. KidSofa says:

    This is my first time on your site, and I’m
    really glad I found it. These are my favorite pics. Good Hunting.

  92. conjuu says:

    Masa, totally gorgeous work, like always.
    I really love your images, I will buy some when they are on sale, I think they will make a really fucking lovely Christmas gift for myself and my boyfriend Taka.
    Again, wonderful.
    A Canadian reader.

  93. Three phrases should be among the most common in our daily usage. They are: Thank you, I am grateful and I appreciate.

  94. Bellina says:

    That is sad. Not to notice the moon? Arificial light.. PFFT.

  95. wissam says:

    I can find it ^^

  96. rocky says:

    I love Japan and I love Tokyo. Thank you:)

  97. Pacifica says:

    tsuki wa kirei da yo.
    the moon is indeed beautiful.
    thanks for sharing, now i know why a lot of Japanese songs and stories write about the moon. 🙂

  98. citycatz says:

    love the first picture, really very beautiful.

  99. fuzz says:

    Nihon jin cant see the moon… cant see the true light beneath fake ones.

  100. Deki says:

    I like these pictures!!!

  101. Oyaji says:

    Love your night shots, Masa. What kind of camera are you using?

  102. Rikki says:

    Wow, that second last photo of yours is magnificient. You really are very smart of how to capture photos. With the grass and the building in the back lit up, it was amazing to me.

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