My second installment of candid street portraits of passers-by from Shibuya.
The Aroma Garden massage parlor in Shibuya seems to have some problems with its foreign customers. While the Japanese know what to expect and how to behave, their English-speaking clients are apparently hoping for something… different. So they put up a second sign stating: “Welcome! Aroma Massage. Not adult entertainment. Only beautiful girls.” I […]
Having covered the art of the Design Festa vol.31 in my previous post, I present you here a collection of photos of the people I saw at this art event. As with the previous shots it is a random collection of exhibitors, performers and visitors — don’t ask me for details… I love the bustling […]
The biannual Design Festa Event is the largest arts and design fair in Asia. Thousands of exhibitors from all over the world present their art, covering all kinds of genres, styles and techniques. Tens of thousand of visitors flock to Tokyo Big Sight for two days to look for new ideas, purchase beautiful stuff (everything […]
This poster warns the reader that he must turn off his cell phone when sitting at the “priority seats” (reserved for mothers, disabled persons and seniors). Apparently the electromagnetic waves emitted by the phone may be a problem for people with pacemakers, so switching off the device is suggested. Outside of this danger zone […]
A common fixture at the entrance of the Yoyogi park in Harajuku are the rockabilly groups that gather there on the weekend. For hours they like to party to rock ‘n roll, showing off their dance moves and cool blue jeans and black leather retro fashion. While they apparently don’t mind being photographed, everyone […]
The Japanese really are crazy for pets. For many a cat or a dog not only seems to be some kind of status symbol, but also a substitute for a kid. So it is no surprise to see how pamered pets are in public. This Japanese Akita Inu dog is apparently enjoying the ride […]
Another shot of the visitors of the One Love Jamaica festival at Yoyogi park. As always the people were not reserved at all when it comes to being photographed at parties and festivals. This couple reacted in a very un-Japanese way when I pointed my camera at them, showing the funny and friendly atmosphere […]