Passage With Movie Posters

Passage with movie posters
Shot in Yurakucho, Tokyo ©Tetsu Ozawa
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The wall of the dimly lit passage was covered with posters of various movies

I was walking down a narrow alley stretching under the JR tracks in Yurakucho. This is a commercial facility called Yurakucho Sanchoku Yokocho. At first glance, it would seem that a variety of bars have spontaneously sprung up in the narrow alley, forming an austere bar district. However, if you think that, you are at the mercy of the people who produced the facility. This is a commercial facility produced by a company called HAMAKURA PRODUCE INC, which intentionally recreated a Showa-era shopping street.

If you hear that they are intentionally creating an old-fashioned atmosphere, you will be disappointed. In fact, it's hard to tell the difference between a deliberately created atmosphere and a spontaneously generated atmosphere. If you know it is staged, you may feel as if some unknown man is saying to you with a knowing look, "You like this kind of thing, don't you?"

As I walked down the narrow alley between the stores, I found a dimly lit passage leading to the outside. A couple was walking along the brightly lit street at the end of the passageway. The wall in front of them was covered with movie posters. The clutter on the wall with the posters seemed real, unlike the alley.

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Aug 2021 IN THE CITY TOKYO

Where is Yurakucho Sanchoku Yokocho?

PHOTO DATA

No

12001

Shooting Date

Feb 2021

Posted On

August 17, 2021

Place

Yurakucho, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

RICOH GR III

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