Archives for May 2015
A long life, in an old Tokyo house, slowly disappearing from view.
Well, mother and son are happy — of that there’s no doubt. The father’s expression, however, make his feelings much harder to fathom.
Exactly what the title says, along with a colourful, but rather carelessly placed parasol. A sight that needless to say is not something one sees everyday. Or indeed the vast majority of days. Making the slightly surreal scene all the more special.
In older parts of Tokyo, and especially out of the city itself, faded fashion shops are far more common than any big brand stockist. Businesses that are stuck in the past both in the clothes they sell, and the kinds of customers they occasionally attract.
This particular place, however, made up for any lack of visitors with the odd addition of some similarly odd foreign mannequins.
Figures that while definitely on the disturbing side, at the same time draw you in. Tempting you deeper and deeper into the shop’s deceptively large interior.
All of which is perfectly safe of course, provided you don’t blink.