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Memory Lane

By Tim-Wilko
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Omoide-yokocho, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.

Camera: Pentax MG.
Film: Kodak Portra 400 VC.

This place is called Omoide-yokocho (思い出横町) which means "Memory Lane" in English. It's an area of alleyways filled with bars and yakitori restaurants squashed up beside shinjuku station. It's one of the last areas that let's you experience Tokyo "as it used to be". There are constant rumours that it will be knocked down, but it hasn't happened yet.

A previous shot of mine from the alleyway next to this:

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duytter's avatar
I really love to paint these wet streets atmospheres, your photos serie is very beautiful ;)
greg113's avatar
i am on my way
Metalstring's avatar
This is great... I had to "watch" you... finally something great to look at on DA ;]
LunaFeles's avatar
I featured your photo here [link]
falconmjc07's avatar
wow this is a fantastic shot! :D Really great work.
soopa-boombox-rox's avatar
Loving this photo dude, I really like the way signs in Japan (particularly) always make a perfect border for a shot, you've presented this idea perfectly here. The contemporary, striking green, neon sign leads towards what seems to resemble a simpler time :)
Hope it doesn't get knocked down!
I need to go back!
Tim-Wilko's avatar
Me too. Can't get enough of this place!
Middernachtlopper's avatar
Beautiful :heart:

I love the lights :)
Gasps's avatar
sugarparty's avatar
Nice capture :thumbsup:
I live in Shinjuku and have known this place for years... rally shows the feel of it :dance:
WindyLife's avatar
Great, yeah we Japanese people really love this atmosphere :D
PollyBayle's avatar
Very nice ! Congratulations !
SharkBrite's avatar
Wow I love this!! The depth and colors are so amazing!
Mantastic001's avatar
Awesome shot! I wish I was there! I feel like some yakitori and a drink! ;p
Tim-Wilko's avatar
It's fun to eat here, but not the cheapest. Better to go to Torikizoku ;)
Mantastic001's avatar
Thanks for the tip :thumbsup::D
ShiverZPhotography's avatar
Beautiful shot, I adore how the rain has amplified the lighting. So atmospheric!

I will actually be staying quite near to these alleys when I visit Tokyo in a week, your photo has added to my excitement ^___^
Tim-Wilko's avatar
Rain makes Japanese cities look much more beautiful at night :)

Have fun!
PendoX's avatar

Beautiful shot!
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