Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan

In the cold winter morning, Japanese employees who get off the train at Shinjuku station wear surgical masks in order to prevent getting sick. Shinjuku station is the busiest train station in the world as it is used by an average of 3.7 million people per day. February 2012. Dans le froid matin d’hiver, les…

Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan

Japanese people are used to these restaurants where you have to sit on the floor. Foreign visitors may find it hard to stand up after their lunch. February 2012. Les Japonais ont l’habitude de ces restaurants où il faut s’asseoir sur le sol. Les visiteurs étrangers ont parfois du mal à se redresser après leur…

Tokyo, Japan

East Shinjuku is a shopping area in Tokyo that is not as posh as Ginza. The first time I thought the area was quite ugly. Then I felt there was something special about it. February 2012. Shinjuku Est est un quartier commerçant de Tokyo qui n’est pas aussi chic que Ginza. La première fois j’ai…

Tokyo, Japan

You do not know if the pink lolitas you meet in Takeshita street on Sundays in Harajuku are boys or girls. They are said to be white-collar employees who dress up to evacuate the working life stress. February 2012. On ne sait pas si les « pink lolitas » qu’on croise rue Takeshita les dimanches à Harajuku…

Tokyo, Japan

This Japanese lady with sophisticated make-up and affected gestures is a real geisha. Geishas are elegant hostesses working for wealthy clients, whose life is dedicated to traditional Japanese arts. Their education costs their family a fortune. Their number is constantly decreasing in Japan. February 2012. Cette Japonaise au maquillage élaborée et aux gestes maniérés est…

Tokyo, Japan

The shinto marriage is the traditional Japanese marriage. The bride wears heavy make-up and a white kimono, that symbolizes virginity and obedience to her husband. I had the opportunity to witness several ceremonies in Japan. They all end up with a photo session. Nothing proves that the guests will have a good time. The ceremony…