A sign that said CURRY UP glowed on the dimly lit sidewalk

CURRY UP sign glowing in the dimly lit street
Shot in Nakameguro, Tokyo
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When you watch American movies, you will occasionally see a diner. Diner is often seen in Back to the Future, and also in Indiana Jones. It seems that Spielberg and Lucas were fond of the diner setting.

A diner, which is not so common in Japan, is a kind of popular restaurant with counter and box seats where you can eat without any pretensions. They are mostly found in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York, and are said to be unique to North America.

I've seen diners in movies, but I've never actually eaten at a diner. There is a restaurant in Nakameguro that fits the image of a diner that I have cultivated in my brain, called CURRY UP. As the name suggests, CURRY UP is a curry restaurant, not a diner. They don't have box seats, and they don't sell hamburgers or American pies like you'd find in a diner.

And yet, every time I pass by, I think of a diner. I wonder why. I don't know if it's the curtains hanging in the large windows, or if it's the feeling of the exterior walls, but I don't really know why I feel that way.

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PHOTO DATA

No

12103

Shooting Date

Oct 2021

Posted On

November 27, 2021

Modified On

December 21, 2021

Place

Nakameguro, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

RICOH GR III

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