Mar 03 2021 12 CommentsAn old Tokyo shopping street and shadows A sunny walk up the street to the local shops. Then the walk back home a little later with all the day’s provisions.
The days before supermarkets and box stores. Beautiful!
Thanks! Yes, very different days indeed, but still surviving in some parts of the city.
Either click and collect or you were hanging around awhile?
I’m sure there was more of an awning there last time (when school was out).
I waited around for a while. Planned to stay a bit, but then it was, “I’ll go after the next person. Well, one more. Maybe one last one…”
Nah, don’t think so. No changes as I recall, although I did stand in a slightly different spot I think.
You are quite correct. I must have an awning chasm in my memory…
The key search word was ‘youngest’ …. https://www.tokyotimes.org/old-tokyo-and-some-of-the-citys-youngest-citizens
… only different folks, as far as I can see!
“ You are quite correct. I must have an awning chasm in my memory…”
Ah, very good!
Yeah, no changes at all. In fact not much has changed there for years, except perhaps for more weights to keep that out of shot roof on the left in place!
This is so peaceful and nostalgic!
It’s only a short street, but yeah, there’s definitely an old, nostalgic feel about the place. Always very quiet too.
When I lived in Tokyo, that aspect of life there amazed me. It was so great that one of the world’s biggest and busiest cities would have local communities like that. The shopkeepers in my neighborhood and I knew and greeted each other everyday!
Yeah, exactly. Even now that’s still the case. Not everywhere of course, but definitely in more neighbourhoods than you’d imagine.
Serenity and solitude in a sunny shopping street.
I wonder what she thought as she passed you the second time.
I thought that too. Felt a bit awkward when she walked past again, especially as she’d chatted a little while at the butchers just behind me. But I knew the images would work well together, so the awkwardness just had to be dealt with.