Meguro back streets

I live in Meguro, a very interesting part of Tokyo. It is one of the stations on the Yamanote Line that circles Tokyo - and is a great place to find restaurants and bars. Although it has to be said that almost eevrywhere in Tokyo is a great place to find restaurants and bars. A few weeks ago I sent my car into have a special paint treatment that would supposedly make it less susceptable to getting dirty (it doesn't work) and had an hour to spare until they called me. I took along my Nikon F5, a 50mm lens and a roll of Fuji Velvia 100 film to have a look around the back streets - a really good way to explore. Here are some from that roll…..

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Eevry back street has some nice small restaurants - most have lanterns outside to advertise.

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Many even have seats outside so people can wait for a table.

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Eevrywhere there are flowers in pots. Most Japanese cities are ugly in the big picture and beautiful in the details, this is one reason why.

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I really am not sure of the relationship between the flip flops and the statues.

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The local shrine has evidence it is the year of the snake.

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Harry Potter was here? Low tech brooms again.

© David Runacres 2014