This past July my daughter and I decided on a whim to take a trip to Tokyo for a few days. She was out of school for the summer and it was perfect for some quality father daughter time. It’s been two years since our last trip. Scary how fast time goes by. On my last trip to Tokyo I had just bought the x100T and was testing it out.
What is it about the night that so many of us love? Is it because the night is filled with fantasy and the day with reality? Do our flaws feel less obvious at night than by day, or does the cloak of the night simply shadow them in our minds? Whatever the reason, I do often feel more at peace at night than I do during the day. Not to say that I don't enjoy a beautiful, blue-sky kind of day, I do, I just seem to love the night more.
I travel to Tokyo far less than I wish I could, but in the past couple years my family and I have been visiting once or twice per year. I've taken so many street photos that I've only recently started to sort through them. I don't want to post dozens of images in one or two post, so I decided to break them up into an ongoing series called Streets of Tokyo where I can share one or two at a time. I have also created a folder on my Flickr page for the series as well.
My final full day in Tokyo combined Ginza, the Tokyo Dome area, and Taylor Swift fans. Ginza is one of those parts of Tokyo that I always feel out of place in, but I wanted to visit the Leica store there as I heard it's really nice and a must visit. Now that I can say that I've been there, looked at and held several Leicas, All I can say is, maybe one day. Enough said. 😊
Day two in Tokyo took me to Ebisu, for a short pit stop at a store in the station, Omotesando, where I was finally able to check out and try on the new Apple Watch, a walk in Yoyogi Park to see Meiji Shrine, and a short visit in Shibuya for my daughter to get in a little more shopping, because she was so deprived in Omotesando. 😀 All of the below images were shot in Aperture priority and Provia color settings.
I'm back in Tokyo with my family for a mini vacation, and for my daughter to see Taylor Swift in concert this Wednesday. Yeah I'm a great dad like that. 😊 Lucky for me I also just upgraded my Fuji x100s to the new x100T, and I've been dying to break it in. Fuji cameras are famous for great color, and I can't think of a more colorful city to show off those colors than Tokyo. My daughter wanted to visit Dean & Deluca in Yurokucho. While my wife and daughter enjoyed tea and pastries I took the opportunity to walk around a little outside the station.