Shinjuku Street Photos
Photo Art by Stefan Stenudd
Tokyo street photos, 2000.
Between numerous department stores, electrical appliance extravaganzas and restaurants of every size and style, the stream of pedestrians carries an atmosphere of leisure, of delight in leaving the right angles and taking a break from the rat race or denouncing it completely. Having fun.
My City minglingI have been a teenager, I know when I find the place to dwell, to hang out and hang on, while puberty rages inside. For the Shinjuku area, this place to be is the wide pavement in front of My City department store - not a mall, strictly speaking, but pretty much the same anyway.
This small area in front of the My City main entrance is a meeting place, as well, and a very convenient one at that, since this is also the exit from the Shinjuku central subway station. I don't know how many people pass each minute, but many of them remain for quite a while, looking at each other, chatting with their friends, and so forth. From the early afternoon to late at night.
It is very clear that many of them dress up for the occasion. Everybody also brings their cellular phone.
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