There’s nothing at all remarkable about this small and sleepy coastal town. Like so many places outside Japan’s major hubs, its better days are long gone, with signs of that slow decline visible almost everywhere. And yet in many ways that makes it as fascinating as it is faded. A real mixture of the now and then, the before and after. All of which create scenes that are completely mundane and yet at the same time quietly compelling.
Before the photos, just a quick note to say I’ll be leaving Japan’s shores for the summer this week, so from today, new posts will be reduced to one every Tuesday. Then, from September 5th, the usual Tuesday and Friday updates will resume.