This dusty old Tokyo ceramic business has been in operation for nearly half a century, and it’s fair to say that every single year is there to see in the incredibly faded surroundings. Something the current, and second generation owner doesn’t seem to care about in the slightest, making it one of Tokyo’s many such shops. Places that continue to open on a daily basis simply out of habit rather than any real sense of actual commerce.
Everything looks so old. I think it would be interesting to know when his last sale was.
Yes, very old. Dusty too. And I know eh? A good while at the very least I reckon.
Hopefully, he gets a pension or some other kind of steady income. I bet he isn’t making much from sales!
No, I suspect it’s a long time since he actually made a sale, but I assume he has a pension.
Interestingly, it’s also been suggested that some places like this stay open for tax purposes, but I have no idea if there’s any truth in that.
A fascinating find. There must be some footfall in showery weather.
I’d be tempted to buy one of the small dogu replica statues.
I like the very slight gradation of focus on this photograph (when popped out to full size), even though I start at the edges looking at the details of things on the shelves my eyes slip off the slight blur in search of ever crisper detil, unil I’m looking at the his eyes, intently reading his paper.
Probably not actually as the pavement is already covered…
Cheers, more out of necessity really due to the lighting, but definitely nice to have that gradual sharpening due to the shape of the shop and the owner there in the centre.