Yasuo Osakabe [yasull]

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BIOGRAPHY
If your photograhs aren't good enough, you're not close enough. -Robert Capa-
"I am not political at all. I am just interested in the lives of ordinary people"
Awards:
Received The Prize of The National Geographic Magazine, Japan Photo Contest 2005.
Received The Grand Prize of The National Geographic International Photography Contest 2007.
Receieved The Third Prize of The Save the children postcard contest 2008.
Selected U.S. Air Force 2009 Year in Photos

GALLERIES

Baba Shah Jamal

Pakistan

Burma

Vietnam

china

Afghanistan

Bhutan

Sains in Tokyo

Jumeraat -Thursday night-

India

Japan

Vibes of Lal -The Sufi Pilgrimage-

Thailand

Pakistan Deco

The cell

Ukraine

Pripyat -Scrap a memory-

Russia

Once upon a time

Chernobyl exclusion zone 23 years after power plant explosion

PHOTOS

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sound to the sky

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brother 'mithu sain'

trance

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Every Thursday night, the night before the Muslim holy day, this is the ritual at the Baba Shah Jamal shrine. Drummers with their huge dhol drums work spectators and devotees into a frenzy.

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ONE MOMENT IN TIME

Twilight

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lunch time

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housework

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Sain in tokyo

mithu sain who is top sufi dhol player in pakistan. he plays dohl at wedding ceremony.

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enjoying

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Jhoole Laalan

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Puja

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"going to spin"

Jhule L`alan

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A sense of existence

pray at sufi shrine

get a trance under the tree

a night on thursday

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Pappu sain

Gonga sain

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wedding

a night

"Pappu Sain @ Baba Shah Jamal"

silent night

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Dhamal

At bliss

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pappu sain

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ready for wedding

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celebrate

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Bachelor Party

Fasting Buddha at Lahore Museum

after playing dohl.

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get a trance

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Golden Temple

waiting for praying

Gathering

sufi malango

Break time in the desert

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Gypsy lady

Salesman

Rembrandt

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angle

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Mithu sain

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Paanch Rupias

Mithu sain

share the moment

Malango

people are always watching malango like a show tent. He sometime shows his gruesome from his eyes

Mhalen sain Malango

after dhamal (sufi dancing)

pray to the sufi saint

Sufi Devotees and drummers reaches the climax, drummer is going to spin his drum and play the beat.

'' Young dhol wala '' Shabir Ahmed sain is 12 years old. Shabir sain's performance is cute. Suddenly, Shabir sain is played hardly beat with fast and slow. His thin Body to exceed invents destroyed spining with the centrifugal force.

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''spining with 3 drums'' many young generation sufi drum players were performing at sufi shrine during festival on 26 March 2007. He performed 3 drums and spining at special night. His perform was also such a powerful beat.

on the grave

"Share the smoke"

shower man

"chaddar" Devotee were going to be lighting earthen lamp.

"Mhalen Sain Malango"

Devotees were gathering at sufi shrine every Thursday night for praying great sufi saint and enjoy their time with beat.

Dvotee at sufi shrine

" of the people, by the master, for the saint "

"own the beat for the saint"

"beat & devotee"

"Contast"

"Damadam Mast Qalandar" Pakistani Lady performed the traditional dancing for Japanese at Tokyo Big-Site. She was dancing of "Lal meri pat" which is most popular song in south asia, where are India and Pakistan.

"Dhamal (Sufi Dancing)" Pakistani Lady performed the traditional dancing for Japanese at Tokyo Big-Site. She was dancing of "Lal meri pat" which is most popular song in south asia, where are India and Pakistan.

"Jhure Lalan (For the great Sufi saint)" Pakistani Lady performed the traditional dancing for Japanese at Tokyo Big-Site. She was dancing of "Lal meri pat" which is most popular song in south asia, where are India and Pakistan.

"Shindi Thunba wara"

"Young Dhol wala" Shabir Ahmed sain played his beat at Urs of Madho Lal Hussain on 25 March, 2007. Shabir Ahmed sain is 12 years old and lives in Gujranwala, Pakistan. Shabir sain's performance is cute. Suddenly, Shabir sain is played hardly beat with fast and slow. His thin Body to exceed invents destroyed spining with the centrifugal force.

"Beat & Pulsation"

"travel to time-less world"

Life as malang

"Dignity"

"reach to own moment"

'' At Bachelor Party '' She was dancing for Bridegroom during wedding ceremony. All ladies particicates had to leave from the room, only male was possible to watch this dancing.

"ku-daa haa-fiz"

"the bustle of calm"

"tranced"

"a gallant attitude" Baba Sumandar Sain always represents a gallant attitude to everybody with smile.

"in raptures"

"praying by his own way"

"Dhamal"

"transporation"

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most of sufi malangs has their own wooden bar for making "Bhuthi (means bang).

"Brilliant Dread Hair"

"Devotee time"

"before playing"

"Smile"

"Seaman" --photo by osakabe yasuo-- He comes to the Sufi shrine, where is Baba Shah Jamal, every Thursday night. He always offers me chai at cafe in the shrine. and he tells me his seaman's life all the time. I am listening this story for 5 years. When I was listening his story with Chai, I feel I come back to Lahore, Pakistan.

"Grim eyes"

"The supreme bliss"

"Rikiya-sain's moment"

"Gonga sain is floating the dohl and beat in the air"

"Be floating in the air"

"on the street"

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"Pet and Owner"

"Love and Free"

"Pappu Sain"

"Blew the trumpet to the sufi beat"

"Majestic"

"Malang blew the buffalo horn"

" Bholo Bholo Bholo Shaki Shahbaz Qalandar mas" Dhamali prayed for the great sufi saint who is Hazrat Shahbaz Qalandar on Thursday night at Baba shah Jamal, Lahore, Pakistan.

"Sufi trumpter"

"Thursday Night"

"Are you happy?"

"Jhule Lal"

"overcome"

"keep going on"

"Sufi Dhol"

"Formality"

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ek numbal

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Libation

menu

local and tourist

this is Japan

holy brid

early in the morning

simple

eyes

before praying

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before the wedding

contrasting

sit in the sun

"catch you"

Open secret

bashful

existence

existence

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"Waiting for the pilgrim"

"First beat"

"Before Departure"

"A long Journey"

"Prepared for arriving the final destination"

"everywhere devotees need the music"

"Supreme moment"

"Object of interest"

"At dusk summer"

"Delighting"

"Rejoicing"

"Overload"

"Night of Urs"

"A moment of quiet"

"Men's Elegy"

"The Sense of Unity"

"The tomb of Qalandar"

"Lukewarm Sound"

"In the hot mid-afternoon"

"Make a wish for all pilgrims"

"Lal Chadar "

"Worshipper"

"Candlelight"

"Vibes of Glee"

"Ecstasy"

"Emotional moment"

"Ladies Night"

"Praise"

"Qalandar Mast"

"Like a Snake"

"Solemnity"

"The Zenith"

"Mithu saeen & Gonga saeen"

"Stifling Power"

"Green and White"

"Take a breather"

"In the darvish encampment"

"Before pilgrimage"

"Concern"

"Meet Baba-ji"

"Cozy atmosphere"

"Guru"

"Malang encampment"

"Baba Mahleng Shah Malang"

"Tender"

"Serene and Move"

"The sound, the first in ages"

"Feel the air"

"Are you OK?"

"Majestic Presence"

"Bienvenue"

"Echo over the shrine"

"Midnight salesmen"

"Echoes of a midnight"

"Echo around and around"

"Mob Scene"

"Dhol in the air"

"Ceaselessly revolve"

"Conga -lines of worshippers carrying chadar-"

"Lal Chadar"

"Worshippers"

"A dim recollection"

"Endless Night"

"On cloud nine"

"Own moments"

"His Dhamal"

"The Feast"

"In a drowse"

"Piggyback ride"

"Unity"

"Follow the beats"

"Jhura sain"

"Pappu sain"

"In control"

"Feel fulfilled"

"With Red Flag"

"Where is my coach?"

"Time to go home"

"Afterwords"

"In Shade"

"Ya Ali"

"Gloom Salesman"

"Get a good dose of morning sun "

"Final Shot"

"Shanti morning"

"The morning gathering"

"Forceful"

"On the ride home"

"Forceful"

"Going to play"

The Loftiness of Man -Jhura sain-

"The Loftiness of Man"

"Master of Dhol -Pappu sain-"

"hot..."

"Dhamali"

"In latency"

"In a round"

"Transparent Desktop"

"SMS to the Family"

"First Jumeraat "

"Locus"

"Reverberate"

"Transparent Desktop"

"Dhamali"

"Pappu sain"

"Transparent desktop"

"Curiosity"

"On the roof"

"Transparent Desktop"

"Late at night"

"Raise a cry of pray"

"Reading the Islamic Poetry"

"By the Fort"

"Desert Mosque"

"Between new and traditional values"

"Gone with the wind"

"A girl crossed the rape blossoms field"

"Camel handler"

"Rickshaw wala"

"The sweets sellers"

"Baby chicks seller"

"Twilight driver"

"Inhabitant of desert"

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"Local and Tourist"

"Chinese cuisine"

"Escaping???"

"Inhabitant of desert"

"Retiring boy"

"Transparent Desktop"

"Boy with great smile"

"Life in desert"

"Runny nose Kid"

"Contrasted"

"Crystal Eyes"

"Salesman"

"Pakistani courtesy"

"Huumm"

"Warm smile"

"All emotions"

"Line towards the shrine"

"After making a pilgrimage"

"After work"

"Homewards"

"On the pickup tractor"

"Moment in time"

Transparent Desktop

"Imposing boy"

"Boy"

"Dhamal"

"The Silver Cord"

"Dhamal"

"Dignity"

"Old woman with piercing blue eyes"

"Transient Beauty"

"Transient Beauty"

"All swing"

"Sunset"

"Twilight "

"A glowing sunset"

"Twilight"

"Girls Dhamal"

"Red Sky at night, devotees delight"

"Ritual of faith"

"Pakistan Deco"

"Stand awkwardly"

"Desert Girl"

"Inhabitant of desert"

"Transparent Desktop"

"Inhabitant of desert"

"Das Rupees"

"Open-air Barbar shop"

"Huge glasses on"

"Waiting for customers"

"Under the big tree"

"Twilight of the breezy day"

"Sunset Driver"

"Twilight Mosque"

"Twilight Mosque"

"Transparent Desktop"

smile with a gorgeous mustache

Life

Boys and Camel

Keen-eyed

Lost world

Sheep herder and girls

Inhabitant of desert

Inhabitant of desert

Inhabitant of desert

Inhabitant of desert

Inhabitant of desert

Pakistan Camel Race

Winner

The camel race

The engraved beauty

Camel Art

Life

The acrobatic camel

The engraved beauty

The acrobatic camel

The Camel Trainer

Night Fort in desert

Night mosque in desert

Life in desert

Life in desert

Inhabitant of desert

To the next site

Blue eyes

Camel and Boy

Toward to the next site

Proud

Traveling

Gypsy traveling

A father and daughter

Life -Ikiru-

Mother's smile

A shiny smile

Girl fetching water

Girl in desert

Girl fetching water

Girl in desert

Baby in the desert

A Shawled girl

Leer

Overcoming my stereotype

Overcoming my stereotype

Overcoming my stereotype

Inhabitant of desert

Heavens door

Derawar Fort

Mind the store

Reading Quran

Perfect balance

Fort light-up

Calmness

Fantastic scenery

Night Mosque

Daily life in desert

Leer

Malang

Sad day

A pedlar

Malang

A old woman

Malang at the graveyard

Malang

Viridity

Universe

Zen Universe

Contrast

In the rain

Dreadlocks

Genial face

Face smeared in ash

In great delight

A tender look

Baba muladali

Back to nomal life

Two-dimensional

Dusk

Read the newspaper

In the holy forest

Depart with a bow

Pray

A sign of presence

Metropolitan

Metropolitan Night

Gray river

Tokyo Night

Numen

Fox-possession

Make up

Prayers

Ready for the festival

A purification ceremony

Waiting

Gate in the forest

Monday Afternoon

Back to home

Tuesday Morning

Wednesday Lunch

Smoking manners

Thursday at 1500

Smile

Friday Countdown

Life as Malang

Sophisticated air

A quiet moment

Power

Rainny day

One moment in time

Sleeping like melting the ground

Learning from mother

Badshahi Mosque

Are you interested in me??

Under the light

In the shrine

Life

Would you like?

Day Tripper

Glaring Moment

Before holiday

Cooking

In the blackout

After over the night

Toward

Old lady's moment

Quiet moment

Brisk fall morning

Morning Freshness

Afternoon moment

In the mud

Dignity

Casual moment

Way home

Graceful moment

Toward Azan

20mins to Iftar

Anxiety and tension

Man's elegy

Elegy of Ladies

Lady boy in the backstage

Open Secret

Sit in the sun

Pakistani DJ

By the trail

Lady's Moment

CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD

Autumn in Kalash Valley

Autumn Afternoon

Purifier

Purifier

Thursday night

Blessing by the holy fire

Share the moment

unity

When the boy grows up

When the boy grows up

Have a puff

Sit down by the fire

Dense smoke

Devotee

Mission accomplished

In the real world

Midnight Blues

Tuning

Turn graciously

Ladies carry a half ton of Mikoshi

Devote his sufism

Heady time

Beating

Hand of Sufi

In a trance

Flying

Pappu sain

Moment in time

Dhamal

Like a Shahbaz Qalandar

Sizzle

Sufi trance

Sizzle

Spirited and powerful sufi beats

Friday pray

Friday at the mosque

India afternoon

Maestro

Mr. shanthi

Wat Mahathat

Thailand Afternoon

Afternoon delight

Indian summer

Devotee

Yellow day

smile

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Maintenance

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the Joroh spider

Honeytrap

City

Lets hunting

Loadstar

Lost World

Empty

Empty blue sky

The Sarcophagus

The Sarcophagus from the hotel

Energetik

The Pripyat city administration building

Someday

Remaining

Into the green

Pripyat Square

A piece of life

Stop the time

A piece of life

The abandoned town

The Ferris Wheel

View of the Chernobyl NPP

the hotel Polissia

Lazurny

Never been ridden

The Ferris Wheel

The dodgem cars

Still going on

The dog roses

Life

Scrap a memory

Lazurny

A shards of glass

Scrap a memory

Shrieking in agony

Keep track

Alight

Trace of the disaster

The abandoned ships

The abandoned ship

The pripyat hospital

The pripyat hospital

The pripyat hospital

The pripyat hospital

Dust

The pripyat hospital

Pripyat Obstetrics and Gynecology

The hospital No. 126

The period box

A delivery room

Got wrinkles

Signs

Baby cradles

The Sarcophagus

A hushed silence

A hushed silence

A hushed silence

A hushed silence

A hushed Silence

Break a silence

A monocentric town

A monocentric town

The Soviet standard

The Soviet standard

Reality

Reality

Sister

Sister

The Diorama Tokyo

Long solar eclipse

Long solar eclipse

Long solar eclipse

Empties

A shoe

Overcrowded

Pass into rubble

Fizzle out

LInes

Dusk

Galaxy

Twinkle

Sparks

Sparking rain

Dusk

Before and After

The way it was

A Kindergarten playroom

Kindergarten

Kindergarten

Kindergarten

Areaway

A poster of the soviet era

Door

A document

A documents

With sadness

With sadness

Sleep on

A kindergarten dispensary

An information board

Partly buried nobels

Prelude to Soviet disunion

A text book

Unpeeled

A classroom

Neglect

A classroom

Chip away a groove

Dilapidated piano

A School gymnasium

A School gymnasium

The way it was

On the desk

El mundo

School project

School project

A rusty model experiment

School Chemistry Laboratory

23 years later

23 years later

Symbol

On the desk

Sunday Morning

Dog rose with the street paint

Surrounded by flowers

Portraits

Sunday at the Monastery

A graffiti

Tram and old woman

After praying

The lady with flower

In the tram

Waiting for a customer

Afternoon in kiev

Falling onto a elder lady through the trees

Afternoon in Kiev

A graffiti

Afternoon in Kiev

Break time

Afternoon in Kiev

Afternoon in Kiev

Afternoon in Kiev

Cum

Spider lily

Maydan Nezalezhnosti

Twilight

Twilight

In a moment of inspiration

Princess Olga holds the Cross

Angle by the Cathedral

Follow me

A graffiti

Vodkas

Wait for

Kiosk

Chatting

Old woman reading a book

Reflection

At dusk

Sweet time of lovers

Friend

Stone path after rain

Stone path after rain

Twilight

At Cafe

Sweet time of lover

This is Ukraine

Weekend at Kiev

Weekend at cafe

Rhythmic gymnastics group

This is Ukraine

Follow me

Massage on the road

Weekend in Kiev

Wave in the breeze

Анастаси́я

Анастаси́я

The scrappy bride

Breeze on the bride

Smile

Would you

The happiest time

The happiest time

Saint Basil Cathedral

Saint Basil Cathedral

4 months later

4 months later

4 months later

Rad square at night

Seven sisters

Blue blood

A ruby star

Day in Moscow

Soviet knowledge

Atmosphere

Red Blood

Advertisement

Saint Basil Cathedral

A street musician

Red Square

What dose Lenin feel like

A monotone weather

не прислоняться

The medieval city

Times

Sit under the sun

Awaiting

Twilight

ONE MOMENT IN TIME

The foothills mountains

Afternoon in Ossetia

The Caucasus mountain

The stalin

A propaganda picture

Reflection

The traditional colours

Afternoon delight

мир

Shall we

The black sea

The port of Odessa

Dusk

Awaiting

An Odessa girl

Mind the kiosk

Coming of winter

Underground system

Russian Nuclear Silo

Underground

This way

The heavy steel doors

The Fortified Command Post

The Fortified Command Post

The Fortified Command Post

The Fortified Command Post

Control panel

Danger

Cautiously high pressure

Aisle

Ducks

Heavy high mobility utility truck, MAZ-543

Heavy high mobility utility trucks

Silo Launching Ramp

Control area

Cold War relic

Lenin in dawn

Gone with the sound

Contamination

Auditorium

Life is still going on

Graveyard of wrecks

Sign for the workers

A commuter bus

The Russian Woodpecker

Military road

Out of the life

Out of the life

Out of the life

Contaminated apples

Pripyat Square

A predicted picture

A indoor football court

Indoor football court

Abandoned city Pripyat

Has been opening

Paintings of Lenin and dignatories

Backstage

Off limits

USSR paint

A piece of CCCP

This way

That way

Upside down door

Abandoned gymnasium

Abandoned gymnasium

Opened door

Abandoned swimming pool

Shine in silence

Shall we

School gymnasium

Windows

Abandoned school

The way it was

Abandoned school

доска объявлений

Last post

Patio

Lost civilizations

Lost civilizations

Lost civilizations

Lost civilizations

Lost civilizations

Waiting room at an abandoned hospital

Newborn rooms #4

Newborn cradles

Prevention board

1986/04/24

Prevention board

Medicine jaw at an abanodned hospital

Patients room

The Sarcophagus from Pripyat stadium

Apartments from Pripyat stadium

Pripyat stadium

Apartments from the pripyat staduim

Pripyat town

Pripyat town

The Sarcophagus from 16 story apartment

The Sarcophagus

Abandoned apartment

View of the chernobyl Power Plant from the the 16 story residential apartmen1

An apartment

Postboxes

Someday

Someday

Beds

Left gas mask

Contamination room

Анастаси́я

Анастаси́я

Into the wanderland

In the room

Toy by the window

Kindergarden

Kindergarden at Pripyat

Someday