Back in town after a pretty fruitful week abroad. I might have mentioned before on this blog, how nice it is to return back "home" to Tokyo after a time away. Japan never stops to interest me and make me feel I haven't seen enough yet. Being on of the most modern as well as one of the many highly (over) educated nations on this planet it is really interesting to also observe that some of the sickest people (I have ever met anyways) are from here. A combination of a culture built up on a really unique history and a clash with modernity in a very short time has shaped a nation like no other( China and South Korea not far behind). It's always more obvious when you go abroad to see how twisted and out of touch with reality and common sense the majority of the Japanese are. When the norm of Nippon and "follow the leader" mentality isn't around to fall back on the most absurd situations occur. Truly unique, always a pleasure to observe. Landing in Narita and all falls back to it's given place. All those funny "travel" clothes, Mickey Mouse suitcases and synchronized group movements make sense here, the "WE are home" feeling in the arrival halls is dense and like I said, stuff make sense suddenly. Like a camouflage painted Hummer truck suddenly make sense in the desert but has no obvious function more than being loud, expensive and inefficient transportation anywhere else. If the Japanese would be a car they wouldn't be a little Nissan or Suzuki, no, they would be a fully equipped Hummer truck built for operation desert storm but used as tour group transportation at Tokyo Disneyland.
I was shooting lots with my Canon G9 the last week, but when I came home some loveless bastard camera/SD card gnome virus had deleted all images...!? -"Naa, boy...you probably did something wrong. It can't happen!" you might say. Well, I have not a trace left of that exceptional thunder storm cloud I wanted to post here today...same goes for the rest of the images...F.U.C.K. Time to take the camera back to the service center (again) to have some clueless temp-staff giving me some transparent answers (i.e they don't know either what's wrong)....man, I loved that camera!
Have some more images on the way, stay tuned.