Trash The Lens

Journeys and photos

Tokyo: tradition amidst ultra-modernity

While I would love to say this shot was taken spontaneously, that would not be true. This photo was one I came there to take: I did my research, I looked through many images from Tokyo and figured out the vantage points I liked. I checked them out during the day and came back in the evening to take the photos. This may not sound like much fun, but it actually was.

This is the south-west exit of Tokyo Station taken from the balcony/garden on the 6th floor of JP TOWER KITTE building. Fun fact: kitte (切手) in Japanese stands for postage stamp which is quite fitting given that the building is partially occupied by Japan Post Office.

Tokyo Station

I love it how Tokyo blends the old and the new, this is just one example. (2014-11-21 Tokyo, Japan.)