The blog of Tokyo based photographer and photojournalist, Damon Coulter


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Travelling on the Tokyo Toyoko Line tonight from Yokohama to Shibuya to go see a friend’s exhibition of photos from the tsunami; I couldn’t help noticing that lots of people were taking pictures of the train. As we neared Shibuya the number of photographers on street, fire-escapes and bridges just became ridiculous.

Getting off at Shibuya was manic: people with cameras were everywhere.

Turns out is was this.

Soon as I found out, took a few shots.

A lot of people came to say good-bye. By accident I was one of them.

The Tokyu security was gentle with the sentimentality of the throng of people busily recording every last detail of the station, but noisy as all security in Japan tends to be.

This good-bye is over due however. It is 1am and i am sleepy.




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