Jan 15 2016 8 CommentsTokyo eyes wide open There’s almost always a reason to keep your eyes open in Tokyo.
I like the look that lady is giving him. Almost more than his.
Likewise. She really made the photo for me. Wonderful sideways stare.
I agree with Coli. Love the look she is giving him. Great moment! 🙂
It’s a great look, isn’t? Difficult to decipher quite what she was thinking too.
A captivating photograph. The eyes and the smile. I just can’t pin the girls thoughts.
The guy though, isn’t looking you in the lens/eye. Assuming you had the camera to your eye he appears to be looking at your left shoulder/lapel. Perhaps there was something crawling on it, or a particularly startling badge?
Anyway, I give up on the location. I searched high and low for that clock but failed, however I feel I know my way around the streets of Kabukicho better now; and am reasonably sure that’s not where you were 🙂
Cheers. Yes, her thoughts are a real mystery. As for the man, I wasn’t sure if he was looking at me or not. Bit hard to tell. Definitely no startling badges though. And hopefully not something crawling!
The location is Ameyokocho in Ueno. A real favourite of mine. Particularly so when the light is good. In fact it’s probably a toss up between there and Shinjuku for my favourite spot in Tokyo.
Ameyokocho was on my list of places to visit with it’s markets and alleys but we spent all day in the park when we visited Ueno. 10 days wasn’t enough to even scratch the surface of Tokyo.
Interesting bronze statue close to where you must have been standing for this shot. The cute rendition of everything from gods to train mascots seems ubiquitous in Japan, seemingly targeting both young and old.
Definitely worth a visit next time you make it here. Like much of Tokyo these days it’s being gentrified, but it still retains an awful lot of old school, decidedly blue collar charm.
Yes, cuteness reigns supreme. There is simply no escape from it.