Photographed over quite a few years, this little Tokyo alleyway acts as a suitably dingy urban beer garden of sorts for the even smaller bar that opens out onto it. The incredibly inebriated state of many of the drinkers, however, is due to the fact that all the photos were shot around lunch time. It’s not that they are all lightweights either, as these are people who rather than having a few midday drinks, were in fact having a few last ones to end the previous evening’s outing.
The bar is actually still there, and still in business, but since the pandemic I haven’t seen anyone sat outside, so it seemed like a good time to put these photos together both here and on my portfolio site. A reminder of mostly forgotten times in more ways than one.
Oh my those looks in the first picture! 😮
Yeah, initially at least they weren’t best pleased to say the least!
Sleeping it off like that must have been painful!!
I know eh? Waking up in your bed with a hangover is bad enough…
Can’t tell you how much I love these photos!
Thanks a lot! It was interesting to go back and put them all together.
When were these photos taken? Surely some months ago, no? I wonder if that nook still has that kind of traffic in the recent summer daytime heat. Would be an interesting study in comparison.
They were taken over a quite a few years. Different times of year as well. But like I mentioned, it hasn’t been the same since the pandemic, so whether such scenes will be seen again I don’t know.
I adore the eighth photo, the one with the wrapped and beribboned bouquet going nowhere fast — a story which will never be told.
Thanks for sharing these.
Thanks, and you are very welcome. Yes, that photo throws up so many questions, but answers absolutely none of them.
These are very interesting but I am surprised people want to drink there.
Cheers, and yes, it’s not exactly the nicest of places…