Saturday, 29 March 2014

Japan #2: The city

Japan's urban areas are pretty strange. For a country/culture that places so much emphasis on aesthetics, Japan's urban areas are impressively ugly. In large part I think this is because they have so many earthquakes that they don't expect anything to stay standing for very long. But on the other hand, I think they simply have a serious lack of planning laws. For example, a tobacco factory, spewing noxious fumes, just upwind of a kindergarten. That kind of craziness.

And concrete. Lots of concrete.

Please note: as with the previous ones, these are very old shots with a very rubbish camera. Don't judge too harshly.

Right.

That's an apartment building for 14 apartments. No, they're not very big.

Mamachari.


Battery vending machine. Only in Japan. Probably.



Kitsune.




Town from above.

Graveyard.




Convini.








Nice.



Market.





Above and below.



The glare of the vending machines..





Think it was a roof garden at some point.


Station.


Dumped.


Rice fields. I really like this photo. And I liked the noise of the frogs at night.