As I was walking along the shopping street, I smelled a nice aroma wafting in the air from somewhere. I looked up to see rice cracker flowers blooming all over the place. I don't get a chance to buy rice crackers at places like this these days...
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Vintage" means "old" or "old people". I can't get rid of the image of "Vintage" as "old" or "elderly".
I know it's a bit naive, but I wanted to take pictures of elderly people who are still active even in their old age.
We gave up looking in the Shinjuku area and focused on Sugamo.
It had been years since I had walked here. Even though it was a weekday in the middle of winter, the place was packed with people.
There were tea shops, kimono shops, fashionable boutiques, and so on.
After walking through all of them, I decided to go to a shop near the entrance of the shopping arcade. Manager Tabe went inside to ask for help in taking pictures.
The store was lively and gorgeous, and the skinhead man inside was a real gentleman.
After a few minutes, I was able to get his permission to take pictures, and I immediately set to work.
The man who served as our model was unfazed by the unfamiliar pose and responded desperately to our request.
Unlike his somewhat scary appearance, he was a very nice man! (Thank you!)
After the photo shoot was over, I looked around the store again.
I was amazed to see how many kinds of rice crackers they have, and I bought some Nure-sen and other items.
After the magazine was released, I visited the store again with the magazine.
When manager Tabe walked into the store, he seemed to have forgotten about the photo shoot,
A ray of light from a suspicious guy
He seemed to have forgotten about the photo shoot...and was emitting a "suspicious guy came!
When we showed him the page with him on it, he returned to his usual gentle manner, and we said goodbye.
Thank you for your cooperation.