Photographs from a small group of islands
May 05 2017 6 Comments
5/5/2017 at 9:19 am
Love that side-eye.
5/5/2017 at 8:37 pm
Me too. I was waiting, hoping he’d see me, and fortunately he did!
5/5/2017 at 5:50 pm
Gotta love those looks! 😉
5/5/2017 at 8:38 pm
Haha, yes, they definitely make the photo!
5/7/2017 at 3:52 pm
“So it was you eh? I thought it might have been the guy behind me, but now…”
I saw very little graffiti in Tokyo on my limited wanderings and I recall seeing a program about a company that sends guys like this out pretty much instantly to clean stuff up – it was more about the solvent used than the people though. Here, occasionally in our, fairly large, village we get some graffiti on a bus shelter or comms cabinet, and it generally has a lifespan of six months to a year before it is “removed”, i.e. the whole item is repainted.
There do seem to places immune from clean-up though, in Tokyo. I wonder how the powers that be decide what survives and what doesn’t.
5/7/2017 at 9:36 pm
Haha, he certainly looked at me with suspicion!
It depends where you go really. In general there isn’t a lot, but in Shibuya especially there’s a surprising amount. Or at least there is in the side streets. Definitely something that’s increased noticeably in the last 5 years or so. How they decide what disappears though I don’t know.
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