When conducting one of my Tokyo photowalk tours, I can easily guarantee certain sights and experiences, but exactly who we’ll see and potentially meet is obviously far more difficult to determine. So with that in mind, having the chance to photograph this elderly couple when out on a tour last week was especially pleasing. A pair whose home, garden and natural warmth provide a pretty much perfect example of why older Tokyo is so incredibly appealing.
When doing a bit of work on my portfolio site the other day, I came across the photo below. It was taken about a decade ago, but in many ways it now feels considerably more prescient than it ever did back then.