I really wish everyone can see what Tokyo looks like at night with their own eyes. So, here are a few snapshots I took while strolling around at midnight in different parts of Tokyo. I wanted to also add another thing... people who follow me know that I don’t talk much in my captions, but Japan in general changed me; it changed the way I viewed my culture, my society and especially my life; and it all changed to good. I met unique and interesting people with different personalities, mind sets and perspectives which helped me with this change. I encourage everyone of you to take that leap into the unknown do that thing you say “you can’t do” and I promise you it WILL change you.
Thanks again to all the amazing people I met throughout this journey.
In #England , hamlet is a small group of houses, smaller than a #village , distinctly without a church. Not having a #church seems to be something that downgrades a group of houses in a #settlement hierarchy. Regardless, hamlets are usually #remote and #isolated , relatively self-sustained. Another striking #house I bumped into turns out to be a rather well known piece of Japanese architecture, a late #1980 ’s #building by Riken Yamamoto. It is paradoxical that this project in a dense #Tokyo area of #Sendagaya , #Shibuya was named Hamlet, after those remote #English settlements. The influence of British #hitech on its architecture is evident. It is, apparently, #home to a couple of families who have been forced to a communal living by the economic pressures. Complex socio-economic equation evident in this #photograph , is also reflected in #vending machines that are ever-present. They are an overlooked part of japanese architecture and #urban fabric, meeting #places in #streets and #allies , and a by-product of fast #economy , low-crime #society and social issues like aging population and expensive #labour . With approximately 1 vending machine for every 23 people in #Japan and goods that can be purchased from them ranging from puppies to hot noodle soups, they are truly Japanese #architecture . A step towards a mechanised #utopia .