The blog of Tokyo based photographer and photojournalist, Damon Coulter

Empty Escalators

The power cuts are almost all over by now, but some energy saving measures are still in place. Trains run with lights outs and many escalators in stations and stores are not running at all. Good for saving electricity and not bad for the waistlines of the commuters that plod up the stairs.

Still too many lights on in other places though and the vending machines are everywhere still shining out into the night unused and unneeded most of the time.

Predictions for the summer are harsh; the hot weather will mean cranking-up the air-con and that could lead to more shortages of power again.

But let’s worry about that when it happens. Meanwhile have a good Golden Week everyone.



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