Feb 19 2021 11 CommentsAn old Tokyo men’s shop and an old Tokyo man Some awnings are definitely more impressive than other awnings.
An incognito visit for a sensible purchase (under the cover of awning) when something ‘just a little more modern’ is really in mind?
Could well be. Or at least I do hope so!
The old guy looks so small under that awning! 🙂
He isn’t the tallest, but that awning is big!
And some awnings are bigger than others 🎵 😊
Nice afternoon scene. I can almost feel the suns warmth.
Cheers. Yeah, one of those days here at this time of year when the shade is cold, but then in the sun it’s absolutely lovely.
Sounds like a late winter/early spring kind of day.
Looks like the owner had a few spare bolts of suit material to make the awning. It does look very smart.
I love the small details you capture – and share with us in 2400 pixel glory. The tiny one-broom-head-width alley on the left, and the mouse pointing to it, the little dog looking out of the window, and the tiny tricycle that might be used by some diminutive Yokai to zip up and down that alley.
Yeah, quite rare to see one on an old shop in such condition. Similarly rare to see one so sizeable too.
Thank you. I always like to see bigger images, and am disappointed when I can’t, so makes sense to make these large.
Sometimes the amount of clutter and the like can be distracting, but on occasions like this, those little details are lovely (and completely unintended) little extras.
Must be challenging for shops like this to stay in business during these pandemic times.
In Tokyo it’s the bars and restaurants that have been hit hardest (along with the tourism industry of course), as the state of emergency measures have mostly been geared towards people not socialising at night. So they are expected to shut at 8pm, whereas other shops can open as normal. That’s been the case since the beginning.
Of course when numbers were rising, less people were heading into central areas, but at the same time more local areas often ended up seeing more people out and about.
With such far from strict measures, it’s amazing really how we have avoided the problems seen in so many other countries. That said, the borders have essentially been closed for a year now, so that has clearly helped, but otherwise we seem to have somehow got away with it.