Searching for Her Lost Daughter (Chinese Grand Pavilion)
1. Find the typo.
2. Find out which newspaper’s front cover I’m reading.
3. Guess which coffee shop I’m reading this in.
It was late September, in Tokyo, Japan. Everyone was out of their minds, even the cameraman. We stayed up, enjoyed the nightlife, partook of ramen in copious amounts, then wandered the alleyways amid the love hotels. Youthfulness and lust permeated every corner of these Shibuya streets, as did restaurants, bars, and massage parlors to fulfill the desires of the vivacious night dwellers of District 109.
As the trains began to start back up, I made my way to a neighboring district to watch the sunlight set the sky ablaze at Ebisu Garden Place. Taxis, dog owners, joggers, and school children — not to mention the partygoers returning from Shibuya — were out and about even at this unreasonable hour.
If you are a foreigner living in Japan, I hope you approve of this as an accurate portrayal of this small, but significant, part of this country. And if you have never been to this part of the world, it is my pleasure to expose you for the next sixteen minutes to Tokyo after-hours, unadulterated and carefully edited. Albeit, if you come here yourself, you will easily see how much further this rabbit hole can take you (trust me — it will take longer than 16 minutes).
Let me know what you think in the comments. This is my first video about Japan, so please keep that in mind!
~ Tariq ~ タリック ~
Shot with a Canon 60D, Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II , and Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM using standard and shoulder tripods while focusing manually. Edited in Final Cut Pro X.
One of the best parts of living on Seneca is that Town Hall Seattle’s just across the street. (Town Hall Seattle)