Lanterns are always photogenic, and a confidently worn trilby is possibly even more appealing, so to get both in the same frame was pleasing to say the least.
A Tokyo kimono and winter ice cream
Ancient Tokyo gun squads, train tracks and traffic lights
Tokyo is a city that’s constantly reinventing itself, which is something I’ve been trying to document of late in relation to the capital’s disappearing old bars and businesses. But those kinds of changes are nothing when you start going back further in time. Like way back to the1600s for example, when the area below was home to a 100-man gun squad — which given its current guise, feels more akin to fantasy than historical fact.
The tranquil sight of Shinto priests in Tokyo
Tokyo past, present and continuous?
An intense looking Shinto priest in Tokyo
Old and decaying Shinto torii gates are incredibly striking, but in their own way, so are the religion’s priests.