In an era of fast fashion and in-store alterations, it’s surprising how many old school tailors there still are in Tokyo. Shops that are seemingly a part of the local community, and offer a more personal service that is clearly appreciated.
The tourists still arrive, but the numbers aren’t, and never will, be anywhere near what they once were. Plus those that do turn up generally relax and enjoy a soak in the comfort of their all-inclusive hotels — all too often only venturing out to buy some obligatory souvenirs by the station before they are whisked back from whence they came. And so, in their absence, the rest of the town tries to somehow struggle on.
For more photos of decaying and faded Japan, there’s a large set of images on my portfolio site, here.