Photographs from a small group of islands
Nov 25 2013 8 Comments
Hans ter Horst says
11/25/2013 at 2:24 pm
Great shot, great contrast.
No doubt somebody will point out that there are fake monks around in Tokyo, but that doesn’t make a difference to me and it doesn’t change the impact of this shot as we know that there are real monks in Ginza, as one of the monks during a shukubo on Mt Koya confirmed.
11/25/2013 at 7:16 pm
Thanks a lot.
Yes, it doesn’t matter to me whether they are fake or real. I’ve no way of knowing either. But like you say, what isn’t in dispute is that they make for great subjects.
Johnny Still Edible says
11/25/2013 at 6:25 pm
Oh yes, that stare. A little too evil. And a little too familiar.
11/25/2013 at 7:17 pm
Yeah, sadly not unfamiliar at all…
11/26/2013 at 3:32 am
A few weeks ago I spent about two weeks in and around Chichibu: what a revelation from Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Hiroshima which I also visited. I have been many times in Tokyo but hadn’t been to the other places for many years, what a difference from before: In Chichibu I found kind an friendly people, eager to chat and received none of those accusing glares.
11/26/2013 at 1:05 pm
Yes, the area/place can make a huge difference, can’t it? I often notice it when traveling outside Tokyo. Such a shame it has to be like that. Tokyo could be a far more friendly place. Hard to understand quite why it isn’t…
12/3/2013 at 5:51 am
What a great photograph – Wako, a subway exit and a monk.
12/3/2013 at 10:03 pm
Cheers. All the sights and sounds of Ginza!