What’s the Story?
Head out into a different Tokyo, one that’s older, quieter, and surprisingly ramshackle. Walk the streets of old neighborhoods and see how life is lived, and has been lived, for decades—lots of which is now under the watchful eye of the huge, ultra-modern Skytree. Experience an off the beaten track side of a tourist favorite, and a unique red light district with a very dark past.
What We’ll Shoot
We’ll shoot a mixture of architecture and people. Learn how to capture this old side of Tokyo, with advice on composition, and how to frame the often striking juxtaposition of old and new. For human subjects, you’ll be coached on how to get the best candid shots and be given that much needed confidence to take such photographs during the workshop, but more importantly, in your future travels.
Where We’ll Explore
Our walk will start in east Tokyo’s Hikifune. We’ll explore the traditional area’s narrow streets and alleyways, taking in the old way of life, and the neighborhood’s predominantly older inhabitants. Then, via Skytree and the back streets of Asakusa, we’ll pass through the Yoshiwara red light district and eventually finish our walk in Minowa. An old shopping district that harks back to a mixture of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s.