Friday, April 10, 2020

(2080) Yes, it's an American brand...

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...but I couldn't resist how completely out of place it looked, worn by a middle-aged Japanese in an Asakusa super-market. 

(For a bigger version of this picture both in color and black and white, check my "Japan Arekore" set on Flickr).

(2080) Ναι, είναι αμερικανικό μπραντ...

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...όμως δεν μπόρεσα να αντισταθώ στο πόσο εκτός τόπου μου φάνηκε βλέποντας να το φοράει ένας μεσήλικας Ιάπωνας σε ένα σούπερ-μάρκετ στην Ασακούσα. 

(Για την ίδια φωτογραφία σε μεγαλύτερο μέγεθος και σε μαυρόασπρη εκδοχή, δείτε το σετ «Japan Arekore» στο Flickr).

Thursday, April 9, 2020

(2079) At Nihonbashi since 1806

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It's called "Haibara" (榛原/はいばら) and specializes in handmade washi (和紙) paper; unfortunately pictures weren't allowed so for its really beautiful items you'll need to go to their website. The building itself is also nice though and certainly different from what you see in the neighborhood these days. (Nihonbashi, therefore historic commercial center, therefore, very expensive, therefore big and expensive office buildings.)

(For a bigger version of this picture both in color and black and white, check my "Japan Arekore" set on Flickr).