The blog of Tokyo based photographer and photojournalist, Damon Coulter


The Japanese above says, Natsukashi, which translates as “a trip down memory lane” or “that takes me back” and speaks for a sense of nostalgia without the usual feelings of loss found in that emotion. It is my favourite Japanese word and very much how I felt today on a return trip to historic Asakusa, after visiting the thoroughly modern Tokyo Sky Tree construction site with my boys earlier.

I came to Asakusa, as all foreigners to Japan do when guided by new girl or boyfriends, to clap, rattle and toss coins at Senso Ji temple. But I’d not been back for a while which is a shame because despite the tourists, it is a great place.

Been a long productive day. more tomorrow I hope.




2 responses

  1. Beautiful shot.


    December 30, 2010 at 4:47 am

  2. How far has the sky-tree come along?

    January 15, 2011 at 8:55 am

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