Ryogoku

Up close with baby-faced giants

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ベイビーフェイスの大きな人を近くで見て、目が回りました。力士の浴衣が素敵ですね。

Sumo wrestlers boarding taxis at Ryogoku during the May Tokyo tournament. Impeccable yukatas.

 

Bikes lined up outside JR station, a river of wheels in concrete canyon

駅の壁に自転車がたくさん並んでいます。実用的だけど、すばらしいです。暑い日だったので、サラリーマンは半袖を着ています。

There’s something utilitarian and magnificent about this row of hundreds of commuter bikes lined up outside JR Tokyo’s Ryogoku station on a hot summer afternoon. The sun bakes in this concrete canyon, and even the salary men are wearing short sleeves.