The blog of Tokyo based photographer and photojournalist, Damon Coulter

Doors of Perception

Interesting article in the Economist here about luxury brand shops in Tokyo wasting electricity with their  open door policy. Tepco (Tokyo Electric) reached 93% capacity on Wednesday, which with the reduced capacity to generate electricity caused by the March 11th earthquake and tsunami, means that people should still be saving electricity. The summer is heating up, the air-conditioners are being cracked up and yet some shops are happy to be pumping all that expensively produced and precious cold air into the street.

Not all though as the Chanel shop image above shows the man whose job it is to open the door for customers. Dior didn’t want to be photographed on the other hand the security guard coming out of the gaping door to tell me so.

If my wife ever really needed an expensive handbag (she doesn’t thank god), I know where my money would be going.

Hot day, busy too.

More later.

Damon

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