Seen, but at the same time, unseen?
In many of Tokyo’s little bars, clutter is seemingly very much the order of the day, along with signs all over the walls allowing you to know what to order on any given day. But such a mishmash of stuff does give each place character. And fortunately this establishment, like so many others, also has its characters.
A wide-eyed reaction to Shibuya that more than a few people have probably recreated — both for positive, and negative reasons.
Until she gets the pet dog she presumably so desperately wants, this little girl will continue to very endearingly make do.
Built back in 1962, the Hotel Okura Tokyo is perfectly at home in both the past and the present; its modernist design giving it a genuinely timeless feel and beauty. Any kind of future, however, doesn’t come into the equation, as today, the Okura’s iconic main building will close to make way for a generic, high-rise glass tower. Meaning its history, charm and stunning aesthetics will very soon be gone. All of it set to be destroyed in the rather dubious guise of progress.