Goat Farm Party 35mm Film photos, vol. 1 / Dave + Ryoko 4-21 Kekkon-shiki

Variety of photographic documentation tools used at the Goat Farm wedding party, April 21, 2019 (Heisei 31)

From the wedding bonus ceremony and party at Rural Caprine Farm on April 21 2019 (Heisei 31) comes a variety of snaps created with a Pentax point and shoot with 35mm film about 25 years old. Note “panorama” layout on some photos and LED date snap (obv not accurate) showing some erstwhile vintage-ness.

Along with these 35mm snaps, the wedding party guests were encouraged to pick up one of several Fuji (not Poloroid) insta-photo camera to document their experience – Lee and Emily and others also kept these devices clicking.

Thanks to photographer Kris Krüg and artist Emily Olson for curation of gear and keeping the snaps snapping.

Film was processed, prints were scanned with results presented without distinct order curation but with some minor colour correction/enhancing. 

Ring-bearer and goat friend, nephew Lee Olson
Mr. Kobayashi displays piglets ready for slow spit roasting
Groom Dave’s bearded jaw, suitcase for envelopes, bamboo drinking vessel etc.
Bride Ryoko and Groom Dave enjoy a dance while pals look on affectionately

Bride Ryoko serenades Groom Dave with Rie Kakudo plays keyboards
Bride Ryoko performs with band including Rie Kakudo on keys, Machiko on drums, Aya on nikko
Bride Ryoko performs with band including Rie Kakudo on keys, Machiko on drums, Aya on nikko
Ms. Aya Higuchi wearing a lovely kimono (she also performed songs on nikko and vocals) while gardener/decorator/constructor Oka-sensei chills by his K-truck (note gift bag and bamboo drinking vessel)
Okayama legend Mac Kobayashi – the farmer, party host and connector of Dave and Ryoko – lays out a speech and special Kanpei toast to the assembled masses
Mac Kobayashi – the farmer, party host and connector of Dave and Ryoko – lays out a speech and special Kanpei toast to the assembled masses
Mac Kobayashi – the farmer, party host and connector of Dave and Ryoko – lays out a speech while Machiko (drums) and Tada (bass) cool out
Groom Dave shares toast and respect with Sempei Mac Kobayashi
The glowingly wonderful Jen and Leah bringing positive energy in bucketfuls to the proceedings
Groom Dave in a moment of reflection with bamboo drinking vessel and splendid corsage (with Rie on keys in background)
Bride Ryoko 2-handed swigs from bamboo drinking vessel with Machiko (drums) and Aya (about to play nikko) in background
Groom Dave and Bride Ryoko share a beverage from a giant bamboo drinking vessel with Rie on keys on stage behind
Groomsman Robert Scales shares a speech while Groom Dave tries not a blush and Bride Ryoko enjoys (bassman Tada in background)
Dave and Atsushi-san (Ryoko’s college pal) share a happy moment, part 1
Dave and Atsushi-san (Ryoko’s college pal) share a happy moment, part 2
Morimoto-san couple and Nagase-san (left) enjoying the party
Bride Ryoko greets Morimoto-san and others
The Tottori mountain rambler and spiritual wanderer Honjo-san (aka “Ranger Joe” and/or “No Limits”) hangs loose
The Tottori mountain rambler and spiritual wanderer Honjo-san (aka “Ranger Joe” and/or “No Limits”) looks sharp
Nature boys from various Pacific Islands – Honjo-san and Kris Krug compare turquoise accessories and ramblings

Tip: Enjoy more collections of photos from shrine, party etc via various photographic mediums in this archive.