The other month I was sent to photograph Takano-sensei of Takase Dojo, which is a unique installation in Shinjuku that teaches women the fine art of theatrical swordplay. ‘Only women?’ you say? Yes – it’s a great non-threatening environment for girls to get fit, socialize and learn how to split a man in half from face to navel. This kind of place is what makes living in Tokyo truly amazing – I don’t know if there is anywhere else in the world where you can step into a dojo and see a troupe of women clashing katana. Awesome ^_^
Lighting-wise: 1 x Profoto D1 @ Camera right in 24″ softbox, 1 x Nikon SB-900 @ camera left behind subject for some separation on the left side.