Photographs: phake pheelings orzen

Like a painting a photograph is color, line, gesture, texture, form, mass, and unlike a painting the viewer will always ask  “What is it?”  “What is it really!!”

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1/125 of a second of someone’s life and the photograph becomes a “record of some truth.”

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Tomorrow this house will not look the exact same, but close enough so as  you can find it again and  tell it from other houses.

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But technically  even in one second things have changed,  the sun has moved, photons electrons, etc have moved or changed—entropy!!

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Textures give some consistency

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Repetition  gives support

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even when the message is less than clear.

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It was about 10:30 am, too early to be seduced into a den of debauchery, but the many more is enticing.

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When you look at a so many buildings are you thinking some one may be killing someone else, maybe making love, or washing clothes, pitching a proposal or stealing someone’s  money?

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I may not even be able to recognize my own hand, but its in the photograph…maybe its been photoshopped to confuse me?

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Photographs can be very confusing though never as confusing as words, but this is why we always need some direction in our life, to ensure that we do not get phaked out.

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If the owl fits

Around Tokyo were owl signs, like worm signs from Dune? or just  a general interest in  passing style.

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In Tokyo othere is  constant construction and constant trucks of all sorts everwhere

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People in Asaksua dancing at Bunka  on a rainy  Sunday afternoon

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while others wait in the rain for a light change

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Posturing while smart phoning on the metro

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or maybe your own head is smart enough.

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For some this is their door to work

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Left, a head behind

I try to post on Saturdays/Sundays and Tuesdays/Wednesdays when those days are not missing from my life and  something else is… Early Morning at the February Cafe …

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Construction is always ongoing, lots which once were a home become a 25 foot wide  high rise

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or a parking lot/vending machine family business.

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Outdoor -above-ground -wires wires, everywhere wires in tokyo

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Pressure from within

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Oden, for many a favorite,

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a close encounter with food,

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and more food, tskuji0847Det26%ppi100D800

Times I felt like this

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And someone reminds me  “What right do you have to be?”

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Alast ma, ma

Walking alone in the rain has its own special rewards, the smell of the dirt rising from the street, and sound of cars whoosing by,asakusa4156Det24%ppi100D800

and even by chance  a special moment

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Tokyo has many small businesses, small not just in the size of the business, perhaps many are family businesses, but the physical size of the business and deliveries are a constant and ubiquetious form of behaviour.  Push carts, hand carry,  small trucks medium size trucks are everywhere.

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Smoking takes place outside usually in specifically designated areas, as I guess does conversation…

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or when just being together requires no conversation, just a personal connection .

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whether older young

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or perhaps waiting out your time

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Two floors in a restaurant

asakusa4103_24%ppi100G800and heart is where you find the home and business

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or maybe to others  your home is just some kind of  art

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If you cannot make your own fantasy  you can buy someone else’s

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or even create your own.

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if you can find it. Its a beautiful kimono but I do not think when a non Japanese person wears one its “cultural appropriation, there is no other way to understand kimono without  the experience of dressing.

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Take your self, hear

Tako-yaki, these two young women opened up the store at 10:00 am  and they could not make it fast enough . . .ueno1956Det24%ppi100C8

Around the corner from my hotel was Hotel California at Kaminarimon, Sunday -Thursday ¥3700 yen for 90 minutes, tax included . . .

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a few blocks away from the Hotel  California is Sensoji at Kaminarimon,

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and over around the side, people enjoy using the computer-smartphone, what right does anyone have to be happy?

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On the Tokyo Metro I doubt she got this bag as a souvenir on a visit,

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In Tokyo there are many situations where old and new meet. Notice the garden, very common among small residences in Tokyo like this.

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Remember the images from the set of Tora-san films of the store on the bottom, the kitchen and eating in the back with  sleeping rooms upstairs.

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The buildings may be quite older, or perhaps the closer to the end of WWII the more likely they were made with “a less modern level of improvement” than things made after.

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Imagine living and working in the same building, and a narrow building like these  in Tokyo . . . how different are  the thoughts in my mind?

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