Aug 28 2015 13 CommentsTokyo bar conversation Old people. An old bar. And quite possibly an age-old argument.
Is it just me or is it really so that a lot of the old, “lived in” looking bars that you photograph be furnished (in this case, with cushions, a vase of flowers, etc.) that wouldn’t be remiss in actual living rooms? 🙂
Yes, that’s very true. There are often family photos and the like too. I guess as many of the places are old, and have only ever had one owner, they are in many ways an extension of their actual living room. Plus a good few are actually a part of the home — whether the living area be at the back or upstairs — so in many ways they are actually a living room.
The flowers are a cute touch, but that phone! 🙂
Yes, that phone is great. Wonderful colour too.
And a tachiuo. i think these are called hair tail and they swim vertically. maybe that’s what they are arguing about. they need to see one swimming before they can know for sure…. maybe be an urban myth, but you get those in urbans. (and I reckon a missing stroke in the kanji but i digress and quibble.. )å¤ªåˆ€éš
Good call on the missed stroke!
Very interesting. Cheers. Had no idea about that. Did a quick search and found this video. Shows that they do swim vertically, and are also absolutely mesmerising to watch when they do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsedhJNGgK8
Good one! It’s Confirmed!
You could tell me that this photo was taken in 1970, and I’d believe you.
The place really does have that feeling. Even so far as the slightly muted colours. But getting the old fella there with the hat on and the difficult to date basic shirt and trousers, was especially pleasing.
Hans ter Horst says
The old fella, the hat, the way he stands, is the spitting image of my father in law. Got a bit scared there as I feared my mother in law would enter any second 😉
He was a nice fella, if a bit drunk. Insisted on buying us a beer, and was keen on telling us how much he dislikes Abe and his changing of Article 9. Always nice to hear.
A little more on that phone. It looks like one of the AT&T models sold by the millions here in the States in the 60s and 70s. They included a 4 KHz audio filter which made the voice quality, both hearing and spoken, far superior to anything made today. I still own one and marvel at how clear the audio still is today . . .
Interesting. Do you still use it as your regular phone? So much for advances in technology eh…?