This closed and slowly decaying Tokyo shop has always fascinated me. The colours are still lovely, and its slightly odd location under a bridge adds more than a little extra. Plus if that wasn’t enough, there’s also the inexplicable F-1 reference.
The last time I photographed it was nearly a year ago, and I was fortunate enough to capture two young ladies in somewhat matching kimono. So with that shot in mind, I was hoping for something similar.
Instead, I got a couple who weren’t wearing masks. Something that’s still a rarity in these parts. But more than that was their quiet tenderness. A simple arm over the shoulder isn’t exactly a massive show of public affection, but it’s not a common sight in Tokyo at all. And so seeing them both contentedly strolling past was without a doubt much nicer than some simple matching colours or patterns.