Sundays in Ginza

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Everyday Life

Long overdue update after a few months of silence: I spent the Corona break mostly indoors, finishing my master’s thesis, changing apartments, and also changing jobs. Now, just in time for Japan’s annual typhoon season, I have two weeks of mostly free time on my hands to roam around the city and shoot as much film as possible! It won’t be all film though, as I recently got my hands on a new toy, but more on that in an upcoming post.

Almost everyone, even if they haven’t visited Tokyo before, has heard about Ginza. It’s the city’s prime shopping avenue for haute couture, expensive watches, and various other forms of luxury goods. As such, it’s a place that I don’t frequent very often – but if I do come here, it’s on Sundays.

It’s on Sundays and national holidays that the city regularly closes off Ginza’s main avenue for vehicles, making it much more friendly for pedestrians. Local cafes put out chairs and parasols, kids play on the streets, and their parents argue about where to spend money next. (Ginza is one of my favorite places for people & street photography.)

Lastly, a trip to Ginza is always a good occasion to visit König Galerie Tokyo. This time there was a small exhibition by Polish-German artist Alicja Kwade, who I was not aware of before, but Petrichor definitely sparked excitement.

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