Hatsu Basho – Here I Come… (The Tachiai Photo Safari)

As you may have heard on our podcasts, I am headed to Tokyo tomorrow to attend the first week of the Hatsu Basho. If you see me, please feel free to say hello. If you are going to attend and want to meet up, feel free to PM me on Facebook or Twitter.

I will be mostly sitting on the 2nd floor, with a giant telephoto lens. After some readers rightly critical of our use of random images shared on Twitter and Instagram, you may have noticed that for the most part, Kyushu used only images that we had taken with a new decorative overlay. We used what I would call “evergreen” images of non head-to-head battle action, so that they might apply to any tournament.

We though it worked out pretty well, and now I am going to Tokyo to take thousands of images in order to build up a library that will keep our images (as much as possible) legit.

I will be writing the regular preview / highlight posts during the first week, but with added emphasis of actually being there. Onward to Tokyo!