Mar 01 2021 10 CommentsTokyo lanterns and old style looks Lanterns are always photogenic, and a confidently worn trilby is possibly even more appealing, so to get both in the same frame was pleasing to say the least.
Thank you very much. It all came together really nicely!
I’m in love with this. What a stunning shot!
Thank you, that’s very nice to hear!
This is so cool there is so much I like! 🙂
Cheers. Very happy the man turned up when he did!
Great photograph. The guy has an easy assertiveness that the trilby certainly contributes too.
I wonder if he knows it’s named after a stage depiction of a fictional half-irish laundress who worked in Paris in the 1850’s.
I’ve occasionally wondered about acquiring a trilby for myself – but I’d never be able to pul my hoodie up over it – so best stick to the baseball cap for now 🙂
Thank you. Don’t know about the fella in the photo, but I certainly didn’t know that. Very interesting.
A hoodie/trilby combo does sound a little odd, but you could end up pioneering a whole new look — perhaps…
I guess that’s the Sensoji temple at Asakusa? The characters on the lantern (which I can’t read) look similar to a photo we took there a few years ago. But when I look up temple images online the lantern characters are different. (My memory could be wrong.)
Yeah, that’s right. You are right about the different kanji too. There’s the main entrance/Kaminarimon gate, then the one in the photo, the Hozomon gate, which leads into the temple area itself. Both very similar looking, and with huge lanterns, but wth different kanji.