After dark, the densely packed drinking dens of Shinjuku’s Golden Gai district may well be be the time-honoured haunt of Tokyo’s artistic types, but by day, it’s a decidedly different story, with the narrow streets only sparsely populated by the odd person washing,
and even working.
Whoever they happen to be.
A lot of the people you see in Golden Gai during the day, attending to daily life occupations such as above, usually live there. Most of the bar owners also live there, on the second floor or even a tiny-ass third-floor mezzanine above their bar…