Lost In Shinjuku
October 15, 2016 6:43 PM   Subscribe

Lost In Shinjuku A series of double, triple, quadruple, and quintuple exposures taken over one night in October in the Shinjuku area. [via mefi projects]
posted by not_the_water (9 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
Lovely! Thanks for this!
posted by TheCoug at 6:56 PM on October 15, 2016


I only spent a couple of months in Tokyo, but I was always lost. Not a bad thing as a traveler, but trying to find an "address" for a job interview was pretty frustrating. "Turn left at the tall reflective building; turn right at the barbershop pole; turn left at the love hotel billboard..." I would do all these things and find out I got out at the wrong exit at the subway, and was still able to follow the instructions--but to no avail, obviously. A couple of kilometers in the wrong direction.

Anyway, great photos.
posted by kozad at 7:27 PM on October 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


To be fair, I've spent my adult life in Japan but Shinjuku is an unnavigable nightmare designed to trap those hapless fools who dare attempt to find their way around unguided
posted by DoctorFedora at 8:49 PM on October 15, 2016


These are lovely. Very evocative! Makes you feel the chaos and lights of the place with their tonal range and composition. Thanks for posting to the front page.
posted by missmary6 at 9:35 PM on October 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Ah, my second fifth home.

And exactly how it looks stumbling home at 4am.
posted by rokusan at 10:55 PM on October 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Thanks all. This was my first time in Japan (after almost twenty years of saying "one day...") and i enjoyed it very much. Easy to see why there are so many prolific Japanese photographers.
posted by lawrencium at 1:33 AM on October 16, 2016 [3 favorites]


an unnavigable nightmare designed to trap those hapless fools who dare attempt to find their way around unguided

Not so bad once you get out of the JR station ...
posted by oheso at 2:48 AM on October 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


I felt very overwhelmed and always lost when I was there for a couple weeks, but the longer I've been back the more I want to return.

Not so bad once you get out of the JR station ...

One of my favorite places I went was a cozy little coffee shop near the JR station - Tajimaya Coffee. If anyone is visiting and likes intimate spaces, kind people, delicious coffee, beautiful teacups, and rules against cell phone use, it's the place to be.
posted by sallybrown at 5:07 PM on October 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


I got so lost in the Shinjuku JR station last year I had to get a taxi back to the right side of it. I can't wait to go back.
posted by corvine at 2:52 AM on October 17, 2016 [3 favorites]


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