Tokyo Kills Me: spring & summer 2017

Snapshots from daily life in The Big Mikan. Taken mostly, just for the heck of it, on an iPod Touch (though increasingly also with an Olympus MFT camera)…

(Want a different kind of viewing experience with these images? Check out Tokyo Kills Me as a series on the new Medium app! I like the (even more minimalist) form factor, plus the tactile interface).

The Metropolis should have been aborted long before it became New York, London or Tokyo.
John Kenneth Galbraith
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Japan, not only a mega-busy city that thrives on electronics and efficiency, actually has an almost sacred appreciation of nature. One must travel outside of Tokyo to truly experience the ‘old Japan’ and more importantly feel these aspects of Japanese culture.
Apolo Ohno
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We burned to death 100,000 Japanese civilians in Tokyo — men, women and children. LeMay recognized that what he was doing would be thought immoral if his side had lost. But what makes it immoral if you lose and not immoral if you win?
Robert McNamara
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I think Tokyo is going to sink under water soon. All those stupid high-rise buildings will sink and maybe all the traffic will be gone. And everything will be peaceful and quiet.
Hayao Miyazaki
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Working in Tokyo has convinced me that, contrary to what people think, it is actually one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
Tadao Ando
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Japan, not only a mega-busy city that thrives on electronics and efficiency, actually has an almost sacred appreciation of nature. One must travel outside of Tokyo to truly experience the ‘old Japan’ and more importantly feel these aspects of Japanese culture.

Apolo Ohno
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Selife, in rain and flowers
West Tokyo
West Tokyo
West Tokyo
West Tokyo
West Tokyo
West Tokyo
West Tokyo

Monday, May 8: I happened to have my Olympus e-p5 camera with me this morning, so shot a couple of stills and a short video of the morning commute at Takadanobaba Station, a busy commuter hub for west Tokyo. Both the stills and the video are shot in Olympus’ “Grainy Film” black and white art filter. The video has been uploaded to Youtube, so clicking on the “show embed” link below will show you the video on Youtube’s site.

Morning Commute, Takadanobaba Station @youtube
Takadanobaba Station
West Tokyo
West Tokyo
Saginomiya
Nerima
Nerima
Nerima
Saginomiya
Nerima
Ebisu
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