Mar 31 2017 12 CommentsAn old drinker in an old Tokyo bar This old fella is probably just as fond of drinking in this bar, as I am of photographing it. And as far as decisions go, I’d say we both made pretty decent ones.
Great scene and colors. It’s a small place but you do get a variety of shots in there!
Cheers! Yeah, it’s a wonderful little place. A combination of the surroundings and different customers make it one to go back to again and again.
Every time I see photos of the eel place, I yearn to be back there… It’s such an atmospheric place, with interesting characters among its clientele as well as staff. And I really do like the skewers it serves too — preferable to unaju or unagi kabayaki to my mind due to the variety, among other things.
It’s definitely unique. A rarity in that it’s popular, but yet still maintains that old school, local vibe.
Very cool! Great expression on the old guy’s face. 🙂
It’s a great little place. Yes, he was certainly curious about what I was up to!
As usual, wonderful shot, full of character, and full of characters!
for how long have you been doing this, now, Lee? I’ve been following you for years, now, and I just realized that, while every single picture you take is a story in itself (and the strike of genius your captions are add a lot to that feeling), your whole work also documents a Tokyo that always feels on the verge of extinction.
I’ll take the time to take a fresh look at your portfolio chronologically to try and see how the city has evolved since you started capturing it for us. 🙂
Thank you very much. That’s lovely to hear. It really is. And you are very welcome. I personally get a huge amount of pleasure from taking such photos, along with the exploration and experiences they often involve.
It has been a while now, but perhaps 3 or 4 years since I really found the people and places that interest me the most. But yeah, those places are changing. Rapidly in some cases. It’s progress apparently, and of course nothing stays the same forever, but I do fear that a big chunk of the city’s character will be gone for good in the not too distant future.
Hi Long time no see from my end! 🙂
Glad to catch up with a great photo of Japan and Tokyo so few tourists get to experience. Great place, I like the fans under the counter in case it gets hot! What is the guy drinking, sochu? I really developed a taste for that when I was over in December/January.
Good to hear from you again!
Cheers. Yeah, the fans are a touch I like too. With April now here, it won’t be too long before they are needed either, and it’ll have nothing to do with the hear from the grill…
I’m not sure tonne honest, but my guess is nihonshu.
Can you tell what is that sauce or drink from the right and the left side with a red cap?
It’s a spicy sauce. Sesame oil with spice and chili.