Real friends hold the bag for you.
I was in Shibuya on Halloween Night on my way back from a shoot in Tochigi and I happened to have all my kit with me at the craziest street gathering of the year... SO I shot it.
Part 1 (above) is the quick version to The Living's epic music and part 2 (below is a thirty minute taste of what it's actually like to be in the thick of the beautiful madness that is Tokyo's largest halloween street gathering (impromptu party).
It was a blast. Were my father not visiting at the time I'd have also dressed up and joined the fray... but thats what next year is for I suppose.
There are 105 more where these came from on my flickr profile
click through here and feast your eyes!
I took a stroll through Nagahama's Kurokabe Shopping District. One of the oldest Shopping districts in Japan.
Sturgeon general's warning: I shot this handheld so if you're prone to motion sickness, don't fullscreen this vid.
Music by Manny Marx
00:00 MONDAY 大phoon
01:00 TUESDAY Miyamaedaira
02:00 notWEDNESDAY Shinjuku Station South East Exit
03:00 THURSDAY Akihabara Stroll
05:00 SATURDAY Typically Omotesando
06:00 SUNDAY Aladdin 9 - Shinjuku Street Performance
Sometimes I snap things with my phone that I only ever use once or intend to use in the future but never do. They gradually build up till I drag them all off my phone into a dump folder, where would usually spend the rest of their digital eternities...
Enjoy these random images of random times in random Japan.
In Shibuya yesterday I passed the Hachiko statue and it had been desecrated in the most garish, disgusting way. Taking this iconic statue and defacing it with plastic and fluff, reducing it to the level of Tokyo's endless supply of plastic faced, fluff-for-brains fashionistas.