Sunday, April 22, 2007

Osamu Kanemura

Has captured one side of Tokyo with his photos, most of which intentionally include---even emphasize---the jangled mess of exposed electric and telephone lines all over the place. For the most part, unless I am being sarcastic about Japan's unique aesthetics, I try to avoid them. His photos don't look like much of Tokyo, but then again they do. I suppose the interestingly ugly side of the city, especially seen in parts like Shibuya. Some examples here.

Sakura fate

All gone now in Tokyo

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Another Japan site

This one from a professional photographer from the U.S. who lives in Zushi, not far from Tokyo. He offers photography classes in English---something tough to find in Japan.
Photospace b

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Yakitori Shop, Okusawa, Tokyo

They're hiring if you need a job.

Denenchofu Sakura

One of the streets for the station is lined with cherry trees. Of course these "cherry" trees do not bear fruit.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Ramen Shop, Jiyugaoka, Tokyo

Sort looks like the Japanese shops of myths and legends. Unlike samurai and a unique love of nature, these still exist in Japan