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A little old lady with a bag for carrying a similarly old and even more diminutive friend?
The sight of drunks staggering about or even passed out on the street is not exactly rare in Tokyo — especially so during the end and start of year party seasons. Somewhat surprisingly, the vast majority of them manage to get away with little more than occasional glances from passersby as well. But that said, […]
With its almost unreal looking lamp and interesting array of regulars, this place really is a bar that, in photography terms at least, just keeps on giving. So much so in fact that I’ve made a small set of my current favourites which can be seen here.
With 2018 still in its infancy, this unique and beautiful bonsai seemed like a suitable image to start the new year. Hundreds of years old, the tree’s recorded age is only approximated. Similarly, the scores of people who have nurtured and shaped it over those tens of decades are completely unknown. Each and every one […]
With the year rapidly nearing its end, it’s time once again for a selection of my favourite photographs from the last 12 months. Compared to the stress and worry of the previous few years, 2017 has definitely been an improvement. Most importantly of all, my wife got a second major all clear in her on-going […]
Putting a very different kind of X in Merry Xmas. Happy Holidays!
The beer was cheap, the decor faded and the clientele all incredibly friendly.
Turning the tables and (perhaps not quite so) surreptitiously photographing a Tokyo street photographer.
Colour co-ordination taken to the next level?
The warm hues of late autumn, and the cold, temporary bed of a Tokyo drunk.
In his tiny kitchen, in his similarly small restaurant that seats about 7, this old chef has been cooking 6 days a week for the last 46 years. And while he obviously can’t work forever, he’d very likely go on for another 46 years if he could.
The sight of scouts attempting to lure young women into some of the more murky kinds of employment isn’t uncommon in Tokyo, especially in the city’s entertainment districts. To be completely fair, however, each approach is done openly and in public. There’s no physical contact either — at least none that I’ve seen, anyway. But […]
These two cats clearly weren’t content with merely securing the cream.
I’ve photographed this place many times — my favourite shot up to now being this portfolio one, I think. But due to the bar’s timeless looks and large array of regulars, the quest for a new favourite happily continues on.
In an era of fast fashion and in-store alterations, it’s surprising how many old school tailors there still are in Tokyo. Shops that are seemingly a part of the local community, and offer a more personal service that is clearly appreciated.