Soon, on the 11th of February, it will be the 2,673rd anniversary of Japan. It’s a public holiday in winter, where lots of flags are flown on department store buildings, and young couples shiver as they attempt to hang out in the trendy, or ‘cool’, shopping districts. Incidentally, it’s also Kagami Biraki day (“breaking of mochi“), where after a successful battle, the ruler of Japan, Tokugawa 300 years ago gathered his generals and broke open a barrel of sake to celebrate. Since then sake and breaking of mochi is done on this day.
The image below is one of my rare film-street photography images, which includes natural film colourisation, dust, grain, and other film-charisma.