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A very little shop with a large amount of stock

There’s definitely not enough room to swing a cat. In fact there’s barely enough room for the owner and his book. But what the shop lacks in space, it more than makes up for in stock.

A little Tokyo bar with lots of character(s)

The bar itself is interesting, as is the rather curious mix of customers, but a slightly sinister looking man in a trilby always takes some beating.

Photo series: Old Tokyo, and Tokyo’s old

With two of my main photography themes being Tokyo’s ageing population and the faded facades of the capital’s old buildings, it makes sense to combine them whenever possible. Unfortunately, opportunities don’t present themselves very often, but when they do, they make for interesting snapshots of Tokyo. Scenes that hint at the city’s past, are a […]

Tokyo pinstripe man

Photographs generally only hint at a subject’s personality, but it’s probably fair to assume that this gentlemen isn’t the shy and retiring type.

Laugh, and the world laughs with you?

Laugh, it is said, and the world laughs with you. But don’t laugh, and it continues to do so anyway.

Japanese kids in a cage

They were the ones in a cage, but it was very clear who the curiosity was.

Old Tokyo bar expressions

This bar is incredibly photogenic, but as ever, it’s the people that make it truly interesting. And this man, with his wonderfully expressive face, is another lovely example. For more photos of this bar and its fascinating array of regulars, my slowly growing series can be seen here.

Japanese nationalists at Yasukuni Shrine on Foundation Day

When February 11th (National Foundation Day) rolls round, I always feel compelled to go and photograph the same group of nationalists who gather at Tokyo’s controversial Yasukuni Shrine. Exactly why I feel the need to go I don’t know. Photographically, I’ll likely never get the snow that helped create my best shot there back in […]

Striking Tokyo eyelashes

Some eyelashes are definitely more striking than other eyelashes.

The bleak beauty of a suburban Tokyo park?

The bleak, and yet strange beauty of a Sunday afternoon in the Tokyo suburbs.

A quiet Tokyo sake or two, in colour

In February of last year, I took this photo of a man enjoying a quiet sake or two just a few metres from the hustle and bustle of noisy Ueno. At the time, black and white seemed to work best. A look I’m still very happy with. But recently, when re-evaluating The Drinkers section of […]

A uniquely turned out Tokyo salary man

Dark, indistinguishable suits tend to be the standard uniform of Japan’s hardworking salary men, but thankfully some of them do opt for a style that is all their own.

Tokyo snow and shutters

The former is quite rare, but the latter the complete opposite.

A little girl in a grubby little Tokyo bar

This little girl may well have been completely out of place, but it didn’t seem to bother her in the slightest, as the whole time she was lost deep inside a digital world very different from her surroundings.

Suburban Tokyo in the snow

It doesn’t snow that often in Tokyo, and even when it does, it’s generally not much. Monday, however, was slightly different, as somewhere in the region of 13 centimetres was dumped on the city’s more central areas — the largest snowfall in 4 years. A covering that not surprisingly caused chaos and congestion all over […]

Faded Japanese bar looks

The bar was old, the colours faded and the looks more than a little accusatory.

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