A Rainy Day in Asakusa – Street Photography
Sometimes when I don’t have anything special to shoot I just enjoy going out with my camera and stand still in one spot for awhile, waiting for the the picture to come to me. I was in Asakusa, waiting for a couple of friends to come out of a store and the rain was pouring down, as it had for the last 24 hours. People were hurrying, hunkered down, almost scowling at the cold spring rain, but I still got some worthwhile snap shots. Every time I talk to tourists who have visited Japan they all tell me that the one thing they would have wanted to take more photographs of are the people and the crowds, so with that in my memory I try to always find as many people as possible for my photography. Usually, Asakusa is crowded beyond belief on weekends and sunnier days, so this was a good opportunity. I find that Asakusa really is the number one tourist spot in Japan, because there is something for everyone in a family, in a tour group or a group of friends: great shopping, great food, great culture, great crowds. You can’t go wrong going to Asakusa if you are traveling in a group!