This fantastically old and crumbling section of Tokyo’s subway system is a firm favourite of mine. It’s patched up beyond belief, there’s piping all over the place, and even if you don’t see them, you can hear rats running around behind the wall panels. Oh, and there’s that bit of protruding rock in the background too. A wonderfully unintended feature that was a key part of another kimono photo I took back in 2018. It’s here if you’d like to see it.
Opting to try and incorporate the mirror rather than an immovable object this time, I was lucky enough to witness a kimono wearer once again. A scene that, were it not for the mask, could arguably have been taken decades, rather than just days ago.
Awesome location and timing! How long did you have to wait?
Thanks, and yeah, it really is a great little spot. As for waiting, luckily not very long at all. Probably only about 10 minutes or so.
Great location – I can understand why you’re so fond of it.
Cheers. Good to know it’s not just me. It’s not so clean and doesn’t smell the best either, but it’s like nowhere else in the subway system. Or anywhere else I’ve found in the whole city for that matter.
Heartwarming to see that NOT everywhere in Tokyo is clean and spanking new. Great use of the mirror!
Cheers! Yes, couldn’t agree more. The contrast between this section and the brand new part by the ticket gates is incredible. It almost feels like stepping into. a different world, let alone just a different time.
Wonderful to see that rock again. I really must make it a priority to pay my respects on our next visit.
There may be some grime about, but that mirror looks immaculate.
Yes, you really should. It’s a very special place to say the least.
That’s a very good call. Hadn’t thought about that. It has clearly been changed and/or gets a thorough cleaning every day.