As some of you know, I am currently in Japan as Raphael Saadiq’s tour photographer. Ray is performing at the Tokyo Blue Note for 3 days. My trip started at 7am EST at The Laguardia Airport in Queens. I took a 2 hr flight to ATL International. Waited for 2hrs and boarded my plane to JP. The grueling 14hr flight to Narita International Airport was tough. I couldn’t sleep despite getting 3hrs sleep the night before and dropping a Melatonin. Anyway, once in Japan, the Blue Note people took good care of me. I met up with the band and we took a van to our hotel in Tokyo. The entire trip was about 17-18hrs. Crazy. Anyway, here are some pics along with commentary.