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Christmas in Ginza

Posted in People, Places by tokyobling on December 24, 2011

Today’s Christmas Eve but in Japan that doesn’t give us any special holidays or time off from work, it’s business as usual here in Tokyo! Here’s some pictures I took in Ginza, sort of a continuation on yesterday’s post. There’s still nothing better for me than to just walk around in Tokyo with my camera and just let my mind wander as much as my feet. Can we call it the zen of street photography? Japan is also clean and safe enough to be able to do this, so I’m doubly lucky. The big fashion houses are putting on a brave display as they probably want us to forget about the recession, and I quite liked the harlequin themed LV display with the little elephants! I saw the same display in Nagoya so I guess it is global as well. There’s still a few brave people riding bicycles in the busy Ginza traffic, which I wouldn’t have the guts to do! The second to last duo of photos are a little bit interesting. My camera had focusing problems and I was trying to unjam it when it suddenly snapped back and it seems I got a nice photo of a young lady with a very astonished look. Here’s hoping that I get some time to go out this weekend!

More Shibuya Fashion Check – November

Posted in People, Places by tokyobling on November 16, 2011

A few more of the November edition of the Fashion check! I think the guys win in this round, for once. Ladies fashion seems a little bit more subdued this year, and people seem to be dressing warmer to prepare for a colder winter. Still, I love taking these kinds of photos. The only problem is that it takes a lot of time! Enjoy!

Handsome Men And Their Children

Posted in People, Places by tokyobling on September 30, 2011

Looking over the photos I took in Tokyo during the last month I noticed that I have a number of snap shots of fathers and kids (and a few of mothers and kids). Like the one below, a snap I took at Kagurazaka a couple of weeks ago. That got me thinking, wouldn’t it be fun to create a photo book with all my snaps of handsome men and their children? I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a book and the subject is close to the hearts of most people (I assume most human beings have some sort of relation to the concept of fathers and fatherhood). What do you think? Would you pick it up at a bookstore?

September Quick Fashion Check

Posted in People, Places by tokyobling on September 16, 2011

Last night after walking through Shibuya snapping pictures of the bright streets I had time to take a few snaps of snappy people as well! Fashion is in that usual end of summer limbo, when no-one seems to be interested in the summer fashion but it’s way too hot to get started on autumn fashion. I give it a month more before we start seeing the usual autumn fashion items with one or two cool surprises. I took these photos in Shibuya, Omotesando and Harajuku. People who know Tokyo should be able to figure out the exact locations, if not you can always download an image and peek at the GPS information. Enojoy!


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