After much deliberation, I finally decided on the format of how to release the albums shot in Japan over the last few months. This will be different to the rest of the posts on this website, as I will try to post albums about different regions during different seasons as a series labelled ‘The Colours of Japan’. Hoping that this series will do justice to a beautiful island nation of great contradictions that clings on to its past as much as it looks to its future. Of course, this series could not have been possible without the help of the kind people I met along the way. To you all, thank you.
Tokyo – Spring
In this post, we take a look at spring in the capital city of Japan; Tokyo. The greater Tokyo area is the most populous metropolitan area. Tokyo serves as the seat of both the Emperor and the government of Japan. The architecture of Tokyo speaks volumes of two contradictory worlds. It is a dream for the most futuristic enthusiast while remaining deeply rooted in its history. It is indeed quite difficult to get to know every corner of this huge city, but it surely is an indulgent experience.
The shots in this album were all taken during the spring, and as such, it is no surprise to be able to see the beautiful cherry blossom as it decorates the streets of Tokyo. I can go on for hours talking about Tokyo which was the main reason for many subsequent visits, but I will keep it short and let you enjoy a few of the selected images below.