Tokyo Damage Report

urban decay!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Tokyo is a pretty clean city, so it’s fun to discover dark corners.

I first became obsessed with filthy textures while I was out taking pictures of graffitti- there were some spots where stickers had been applied and torn off and re-applied so many times, the

 resulting archaeological layers of schmutz were more interesting than the graf stickers themselves! After that, once I started looking for grotty corners, I found them everywhere! See for yourself:

Next time you’re passing one of the pedestrian overpasses, take a picture of the grot on the staircases. It’s an entirely new variety. . .

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  1. Andrea May 24th, 2009 6:47 pm

    Amazing pictures.

  2. 23wolves May 25th, 2009 10:11 am

    Texture you can chew! I wouldn’t want to, though.

  3. Ryan May 26th, 2009 10:01 am

    Great article. I really like your take on ‘filthy architecture’, it’s the complete opposite of a post on my site at the moment about Japanese aesthetics. The pictures are really great, very interesting way of looking at Tokyo.

  4. Ethan August 20th, 2009 6:47 pm

    Beautiful pictures. Very Wabisabi. Right up my alley.

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