Photographs from a small group of islands
Feb 20 2015 12 Comments
2/20/2015 at 5:18 pm
You do manage to provoke some really angry stares!
2/20/2015 at 10:51 pm
Must be something to do with my (perhaps not so) winning smile!
Hans ter Horst says
2/20/2015 at 9:30 pm
I’m not sure the salariman’s glare is an angry one, to me he’s just baffled what in earth could be interesting enough to photograph in such a bland place and that makes the whole scene priceless!
2/20/2015 at 10:55 pm
I do hope so. Not at all sure either way. But like you say, whatever his expression may be, it’s what makes the image.
The nice little added extra for me was the look from the master in the background. Not planned, but very happily accepted.
2/21/2015 at 4:30 am
Just out of curiosity, where was this place? In a shotengai? Under a train trestle overpass? In an underground arcade? As soon as I saw it, I immediately thought of a dystopic future society deep underground in an asteroid a hundred years after the evacuation of Earth. Watching too much anime…
2/21/2015 at 10:31 am
It does have that vibe about it, doesn’t it? Not necessarily the cheeriest of lunch spots.
Yes, it’s beneath the tracks, near-ish Yurakucho station. Although if I recall correctly, it’s tucked away under a bridge rather than utilising the arches which is more common in that area.
Once An Expat says
2/21/2015 at 11:37 pm
Rahmen still about 500 yen….. ?
2/22/2015 at 12:10 pm
Nah, not generally. That’s cheap. The most basic type in similarly basic surroundings.
David Lowe says
2/22/2015 at 3:01 pm
I agree with Hans, I think his look of exasperation is more disbelief then anything â€“ like do you really want to be eating here in such a decrepit establishment..
2/22/2015 at 4:50 pm
That’s good to hear. Upsetting people certainly isn’t my aim. But obviously little does he know that decrepit little places are exactly the type of establishments I like!
2/26/2015 at 4:43 am
I was “Mr. Paisely”, but they decided that six colors were enough and left without me.
2/26/2015 at 9:06 am
He should have known Paisley was too outside the box.