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Tokyo mist

Words: Bella Luna
Photographs: Saowanee Suntararak
May 18, 2019

Tokyo mist

Word: Bella Luna
Photographs: Saowanee Suntararak
May 18, 2019

Japan’s capital city is where millions of people leading different lives, with different hopes and dreams converge and still manage to achieve their own version of “beautiful harmony”


The Ginza pedestrian crossing is nowhere near as busy as the world-famous Shibuya crossing, but either way, nothing says “Welcome to Tokyo” better than this image.

The people of Tokyo (sometimes called the Edokko) are used to the rain and the umbrella is their favourite apparel of choice. For this reason, “umbrella flowers in bloom” is a common sight.

While Tokyo’s well-preserved temples, shrines and castles continue to stand the test of time, these national treasures now stand proudly alongside revolutionary building designs that are testament to Japan’s shift into the future.

Residential space in Japan is notoriously small, so much so that it’s sometimes compared to rabbit hutches. But true to form, the Japanese people always manage to find beauty in everything they see and do.

Saowanee Suntararak is currently based in Tokyo where she works as a full-time engineer at an automobile company. Her passion for photography has fulled her extensive travels across Japan but Tokyo continues to be her favourite place for exploring and expanding her creative vision.

More of her works can be seen on www.instagram.com/phaengy 

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