Last Build Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:30:58 +0000
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:30:58 +0000
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 23:30:49 +0000With just an old cart and a small selection of fruit and veg, you are pretty much all set. In fact all set for the length of a day’s work, and possibly even a full working life.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 23:30:56 +0000Japanese scarecrows are often a little unsettling, but this one is truly horrific.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 23:30:26 +0000In all likelihood, this man’s little engineering company isn’t all that busy, but in the semi-darkness of a small, Tokyo house, he still sits quietly at his computer-free desk. Camped in the corner of an office that clearly hasn’t changed in a long time. And yet judging by his warm, welcoming smile, that’s just the […]
Sun, 09 Oct 2016 23:30:26 +0000After a lengthy legal case, there was official recognition last week that a young woman’s death was work related. The terribly sad story of another lost life due to ludicrously long hours and a work culture gone more than just a little awry. And yet signs of real, meaningful change remain minimal, whereas signs of […]
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 23:30:32 +0000Traditional Japanese festivals often require a lot of effort, but the pay-off is that they are almost always a tremendous amount of fun.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 23:30:07 +0000Completed in 1936, northern Japan’s Esashi train line ran for a scenic 42kms. Stretching from coast to coast, it served small, inland villages — offering a service that must have once been nothing short of essential. The combination of motorisation, better roads and a decreasing population, however, gradually left the route with an ever-dwindling number […]
Sun, 02 Oct 2016 23:30:15 +0000This old fella’s garden may only be the meagre space on top of an air conditioning unit, but the plants there seem to get just as much attention as they would if they were growing somewhere more conventional.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:30:00 +0000Their interests matched perfectly, but different notions of play made the encounter more than a little uncomfortable.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:30:01 +0000
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:30:28 +0000The somehow timeless, and yet at the same time utterly dated scene, of little-used Tokyo payphones.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:30:12 +0000
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:30:46 +0000After so much time spent in Tokyo, the space and comparatively sparse population of Hokkaido create a wonderful sense of escape. In fact, the area is so different, that it sometimes feels like another country, rather than somewhere a mere shinkansen ride away. And as previously documented, the region’s train stations are often beautifully, and […]
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 23:30:51 +0000Traditional festivals are always a great sight, but when surrounded by the modernity of the big city, they arguably become even more of a spectacle.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 23:30:15 +0000From several parts of the city, Tokyo Skytree is an ever-present sight. A sight that despite being far from pretty, does offer a few photographic opportunities. There’s the chance to play about with some of the shapes it helps produce. Plus in the capital’s eastern suburbs, there are the fascinating structural contrasts the tower creates. […]
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 23:30:06 +0000Times change, but tough times, and the attempted diversions from them, sadly don’t.
Sun, 11 Sep 2016 23:30:26 +0000Tokyo may well be ridiculously busy, but just like in other cities around the world, Sunday mornings can be quite different. In fact so different that one could even call them serene.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 23:30:24 +0000
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 23:30:22 +0000Earlier in the summer, a machine wielding mannequin head scarecrow made a solitary appearance. But now, with Tokyo grown rice almost ready to harvest, the main crew have moved in. A somewhat disheveled rabble it has to be said, but their realistic features and vacant stares are as striking as they are unsettling.
Sun, 04 Sep 2016 23:30:52 +0000Tokyo’s many large, concrete structures, mean there are always at least some shadows to briefly escape the sweltering summer sun. A genuine blessing, particularly so once utterly boiling August begins. But that said, those same buildings only increase the temperatures further, making the shade nowhere near as restorative as it should be.