Monday, December 28, 2009

Snaps from the Takanami tales

Family Camping in Victoria

Here are some pics from our travels over the past couple of months. Many more to come, just a sneak at the good times (there have been tough times as well). Let's hope for more of these in the future!

ry and papa
enjoying byron bay with his daddy

his new seat
with Aunty Kellie

chillin with Couzin Jet

Truth is I haven't surfed more than 4 times this whole time back in oz...patience..
enjoying a little wave out at Glen Casey's secret spot down South
just good fun!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Xmas

Family flying

Merry Xmas from the Takanamis!
Having a break now before our trip to the west coast of SA. It's been a tough but rewarding month of traveling and shooting so far!


The road is long,
The sky is high,
The water is endless,
but life is short.
Live it, love it, share it.

Baby Ry
Kuni papa

With DVS, December 2009

Dick Van Stralen Shaperoom, Burleigh Heads, QLD

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Ry in Oz

Here are the Ry shots finally! Getting bigger! We worked with Geoff McCoy today-total inspiration and legend in Aussie surfing history, a name never to forget and always to remember. Someone get me a single!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Oz, Noosa, Byron and the Yetti


Love Angie, Kuni and Ryder

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Natural Style

Hannah, Dave, Howie, SS crew, Yurika and baby Ry!

when the surf crashes by, the wind fills my lungs with salt and air and I feel alive. there is no place like home, and there is no home like oz. BBQ on the beach at Wategos this evening, music, love, peace and good friends. Ry was an angel today and slept a whole 4 hours in the day! What a legend. Woke up and we had a swim in the pool and he was just laughing all afternoon and then at the BBQ too. It was an amazing day to get rid of a lot of built up stress i had created in my own little world lately...not good for the soul and not necessary. thanks ry, mummy loves you.


Yurika and Ry

Han and Ry

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Byron Part 2



Lovin it back in Oz, here's some pics from the not so secret waterhole inland from Byron....Ry of course got in the water and loved it, but mama angie was over it after 3 eels came to make themselves at home...
Great family day out.

Sisters Tess and Serena, and baby Jet

Jiji Popeye and Ry

Monday, November 23, 2009


Ryder and Jet

Broken Head, onshore

See ya Soon.
Angie and Ryder

Serena, Ryder and Jet at Broken Head
coxy, jet, serena, ryder

happy ryder

matt's fishing trip



The middle sized big girl princess chicken wrestler!

caring for her cousin ryder

when it all gets too much...

Monday, November 16, 2009



Our first full-member family photo! Thanks Tomomi (pro bodyboarder) for coming over for dinner and taking our pic!
Only 2 days to go...just need Ry to sleep a couple hours during the day for a change so I can pack!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Studio Recording/スタジオリコード



Today Kuni papa had bubs all day whilst I went and did a voice over recording at a studio in Chiba. It was the first time, but I had a ball and would love to do that kind of work again! When I got home, i asked kuni what he would prefer, working as a photographer or being a full time stay at home day...he just laughed and said working of course! ha ha, we do both love ya RY!
Ry's aussie passport arrived today just in time for us to fly out next week!

with Mayumi san

my baby boy waiting for me when i got home

Thursday, November 12, 2009


papa kun


Back from 2 days in Tokyo and the first time out just Kuni and I for ages! Thanks to mumma haruyo for taking care of Ry for us. Another day out today in Shibuya-sushi for lunch with Couz pete. With the flu and cold weather going round it was another day in for ry at nana's house. I gotta shoot a movie voiceover tomorrow so Papa kuni has the little angel for the day-3 days in a row out for me, wow! lovin the time to myself but miss the little guy so much at the same time!
We touch down on the goldy next week, can't wait to get away from the chill and back into the sunshine. bring on oz!

date time
in between meetings
crazy cats

At Kaneyo with the fam last week for Art on the Beach.
Thanks to Tomo Hosoda for the pic!!!