Photographs from a small group of islands
Oct 25 2013 10 Comments
10/25/2013 at 2:58 pm
Nicely captured. I like the quietness.
10/25/2013 at 11:15 pm
Yes, there’s certainly a quiet, almost lonely aspect to it. Like many places in Tokyo, there are a few people together, but at the same time they are very much alone.
Hans ter Horst says
10/26/2013 at 9:05 am
I’m struck by the loneliness of the people in this shot as well, the big, crowded city can be a very lonely place.
10/26/2013 at 10:06 am
I guess it’s a fairly common sight in cities all over the world, but it often seems more pronounced in Tokyo. That seemingly standard customer, empty seat, customer set up. With the only chatter coming from whatever inane variety show happens to be on the equally TV.
10/26/2013 at 2:19 pm
Very cool! A real contrast to the noise and frenetic pace of city life. Love it. My kind of late night wind down.
10/26/2013 at 4:21 pm
Yes, it was a very different feel from busier parts of the city/different times of the day. Winding down like that, however, would very quickly see my waist winding up!
10/27/2013 at 11:38 pm
This kind of worked to my advantage when visiting Tokyo for the first time last year. I never once felt out of place or awkward dining alone. Granted, I mostly ate ramen, but still. 🙂
One concern I have about visiting Seoul next year is the single diner stigma that happens there. I hear they’ll even refuse to serve you!
10/27/2013 at 11:44 pm
That’s a very good point. Never thought about it like that. But yeah, eating alone in Tokyo is very easy. No awkwardness at all. Just as it should be really.
I haven’t been to Korea yet, but I do hope it isn’t like that. From one extreme to the other eh?
8/19/2014 at 4:19 pm
Correct me if Im wrong but isnt the title and theme inspired from Ed Hoppers work by the same name? BTW good composition here.
8/19/2014 at 4:30 pm
Yes, as soon as I saw the scene Hoppers painting came to mind, so the title was an obvious choice.